November 19, 2013
The truth remains a mystery even to him.
From her obituaries, and the serious critical assessments of her work, I hardly recognize the Doris Lessing I knew.
November 18, 2013
Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot.
"The quiet authority of Wallace Stevens' voice entered my mind like a life-saving transfusion."
A battle over what "science" really means.
Doris Lessing died yesterday at 94. In 1980, Ursula Le Guin revewed Lessing's attempt to write a sceince fiction epic.
Doris Lessing takes risks, but does not play games. One does not turn to her books for humor or wit or playfulness, nor will one find in them any game playing in the sense of one-upping, faking, posturing.
German director Thomas Ostermeier offers one of the most thorough indictments yet seen of the culture of the American whistleblower.
November 17, 2013
It's never won a National Magazine Award, but who cares? It actually changed our culture.
A grim report on concussed athletes falling for pricey alternative medicine. Has football's brain injury crisis entered its snake-oil phase?