Saul Austerlitz

The Hannah Arendt Guide to Friendship
March 09, 2015

Arendt’s life illustrates a road not taken, one in which ferocious loyalty to old friends has been replaced by counts of mostly anonymous Facebook friends.

Look MoMA, I’m on TV!
What happens when television invades the museum?
March 06, 2015

Throughout the decades that film has appeared in the museum, TV has remained mostly beneath contempt. 

A New Movie Perpetuates the Pernicious Myth of Hannah Arendt
May 30, 2013

Hannah Arendt exposes the threadbare hero it hallows.

The Other America
July 17, 2012

In 1871, Los Angeles was still a sleepy town, not even on the radar of most Californians. It was the real-life Deadwood of the West: twenty years ear

The Span
July 15, 2010

California is no more. The state, last I checked, is still there, hugging the Pacific Ocean, but the dream of California—of sunshine, of fresh opportu