November 18, 2013
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?
A story in the current issue of The New Republic focuses on the controversial doctors who have embraced an alternative-medicine approach to the treatment of football brain injuries.
November 16, 2013
When Religion Had a Mind
All religions have one thing in common: philosophy.
November 15, 2013
What happened at Manhattan's Zen Studies Society?
He already has a show: the daily news.
The D.C. political paper produces a magazine. Critics pounce.