From the Archives
"The problem of the mother in professional work is psychological and social, and is increasing in perplexity and importance."
How Orson Welles Survived Hollywood
May 06, 2015
Stanley Kauffmann reflects on the "overgrown baby," Orson Welles.
Scientology's canonical text was full of pseudoscience, and this book reviewer knew it.
How Mike Nichols and 'The Graduate' Changed American Movies Forever
November 20, 2014
The sexual frankness of 'The Graduate' was less revolutionary than its moral stance.
In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014
It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.
The Original Versions of Two of Auden's Most Beloved Poems
October 06, 2014
Here's how they were first published, in The New Republic.
The 20-Year Old Who Dated Her Dad—And Then Wrote A Book About It
August 15, 2014
Yes, they consummated the relationship.
The Multi-Billion Dollar Fight Over Who Owns The Sun
August 12, 2014
In 1975, Santa Clara fought to make the sun a public resource. Did they succeed?
The First American Ebola Outbreak
August 05, 2014
The amazing account of the first Ebola outbreak that nearly went airborne in the U.S.
Victims of the Machine
July 15, 2014
An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.