May 06, 2015

How Orson Welles Survived Hollywood

Stanley Kauffmann reflects on the "overgrown baby," Orson Welles.

May 05, 2015

'Survivor' Is a Damning Illustration of America’s Distorted Class Politics
10:00 PM

The latest season of "Survivor" divides contestants by class—but forgets to talk about money.

The Knicks' Owner Just Put a Notorious Sexual Harasser in Charge of a WNBA Team

A wake-up call for anyone who thought sports were becoming less hostile to women.

A Doctor’s Scathing 1950 Takedown of L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘Dianetics’
1:00 PM

Scientology's canonical text was full of pseudoscience, and this book reviewer knew it.

May 04, 2015

The Language of the Unheard
5:03 PM

Cities need to focus on preventing police abuse, not the riots that protest it.

The Slow Death of the Secretary
4:34 PM

A job that once gave a woman a middle-class life is fading away.

The Anti-Islam Exhibit Attacked in Texas Is a Clearer Free Speech Case Than 'Charlie Hebdo'
4:17 PM

The most clarifying test cases for free speech involve the defense of the vile. 

May 03, 2015

The Decline of Pseudoscience

Now that "natural" living has gone mainstream, its days are numbered.

What Does England Want?
12:00 AM

Not since the 1600s has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland.

May 01, 2015

Why Joseph Mitchell Stopped Writing
3:17 PM

Some of the author's most successful creations were partly fabrications.