From the Archives

Victims of the Machine
July 15, 2014

An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.

The Open Marriage of True Minds
The extraordinary life of Simone de Beauvoir
July 09, 2014

Anne Hollander reviews Deidre Bair's Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography.

Edmund Wilson on Fourth of July Festivities, 1925
July 03, 2014

"Hot dogs roasted twenty at a time on an enormous open stove ... "

Barbara Ehrenreich on Richard Ford's 'Independence Day'
July 03, 2014

"There's real and there's real, and Ford's real is thoroughly innocent of the hyper- and the ir- and the sur-."

I Was the Snake Charmer in Michael Jackson's 'Remember the Time' Video
Though you certainly won't remember seeing me
June 25, 2014

Everyone knew Jackson preferred animals to people, so I was an object of envy on set.

From the Archives: Roger Rosenblatt Remembers His Father
June 12, 2014

"My father believed in hats as signs of civilization."

'The Saddest Story': Theodore Dreiser on Ford Madox Ford's 'The Good Soldier'
June 11, 2014

You are never really stirred. You are never hurt. It is all cold narrative, never truly poignant.

Perhaps The Best Ad in The New Republic's History
November 01, 2013

A trip through the archives turned up this gem. 

There’s No Shortage of Work. There’s a Shortage of Workers.
August 22, 2011

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Turns out there isn't a shortage of work, just a shortage of workers.

The Glittering Jumble
December 22, 2003

Anne Hollander reviews Virginia Postrel's The Substance of Style: How the Rise of Aesthetic Value is Remaking Commerce, Culture, and Consciousness.