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New Republic August 4, 2014
August 4, 2014

From the Stacks: “Neglected Aspects of Public Libraries”

Science is Changing What it Means to be Dead

“Who Cares That One Woman
 Is Dead?”

A Newly Rediscovered Novel is the 'Catch-22' of World War I

You Are Now Entering the Demented Kingdom of William T. Vollmann

Home to goddesses, dreams, and a dangerously uncorrupted literary mind.Tom Bissell

Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League

The nation's top colleges are turning our kids into zombies.William Deresiewicz

Geoff Dyer on The World Cup's Defining Foul

The combination of cynicism, cheating, and deceit that marked Luis Suarez as the vilest great footballer in the history of the game.Geoff Dyer

Predicting Hillary's Political Future

Bertie Wooster, Leftist

My Dead

Capital Culture: the Corporatization of the National Gallery

Why Are There So Many Orphans in the Comics?

Roz Chast's take on child/parent relationships and agingDavid Hajdu


Israel at War With Hamas and Itself

The ugly realities of murders and missiles.Leon Wieseltier

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