Overruled: How Conservative Was Chief Justice Rehnquist?
October 02, 2012
That Rehnquist was a conservative who tended to vote against parties whom liberals favor is true. The question is what to make of this observation.
Tariq Ramadan’s Arab Winter
October 01, 2012
At the heart of Ramadan’s critique is the idea that “ideological imperialism” continues. The Arab Spring, however, has put Ramadan in a sticky spot.
Past Lives: A Memoir of Family Secrets and Lies
September 28, 2012
Few people manage to view themselves with the candor and subtlety that Roth summons in The Scientists.
The Life and Death of a Capital
September 27, 2012
Throughout the 1920s, the national capital became a by-word for artistic experimentation, and hedonism of every variety.
Boho Blues: What To Do When Your Brooklyn Neighborhood Loses Its Edge
September 26, 2012
Robert Anasi suffer from a fatal lack of self-awareness, which constitutes its own brand of narcissism.
Memory Babe: Kerouac’s Girlfriend Remembers
September 25, 2012
Johnson’s closeness to Kerouac is invaluable for Johnson the memoirist, it is limiting for Johnson the disinterested biographer.
The Me Meme: How Social Media Works—And Doesn’t
September 24, 2012
Have social media networks ever really been the arbiters of change we think they are?