The Italian classic that is the least known masterpiece of European Literature
Pretension remains the greatest social crime—and authenticity the greatest virtue.
She loved authenticity, chided pretension, and may well have loved them.
Looking back, the interview on January 30, 2009 would prove to be a game-changer for Mark Halperin and John Heilemann. The authors were reporting their book Game Change, which would, upon its release the following year, spend seven weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, turn the duo into journalistic celebrities, and beget the sure-to-sell follow-up, Double Down, which came out earlier this week.
April 26, 1946: Nicola Chiaramonte Reviews 'The Stranger'
Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913.
The paradox of reforming the secrecy-industrial complex
Think the courts or Congress or the bureacracy can reform the NSA? Think again.
Does therapy help or hurt the writing process?
October 4, 1922
On this day in 1930, Upton Sinclair won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Patchett only skims the surface of her own life.
Intimacy and the decline of manners in society
Is intimacy always a good thing? It has become customary to suggest that it is. But rather than being democratic, intimacy can be troublesome. Today we are obliged to be relaxed. Casualness is mistaken for fairness. The idea that each of us should do what makes us feel comfortable does not result in other people’s comfort and hardly seems to improve our own. I’ll call this the paradox of laxity: to paraphrase the sociologist Norbert Elias, we are constrained to be unconstrained.
In an enlightening interview, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio—who in about 36 hours will be Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio—further contributed to the sense that despite his dominance among several demographics even in the Democratic primar