March 29, 1980
Doris Lessing died yesterday at 94. In 1980, Ursula Le Guin revewed Lessing's attempt to write a sceince fiction epic.
October 13, 1979
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. In her introductory remarks to Shikasta she states with characteristic straightforwardness what she sees as the modern novelist's debt to science fiction.
German director Thomas Ostermeier offers one of the most thorough indictments yet seen of the culture of the American whistleblower.
It actually changed the culture
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. And no ex-player is as associated with the trend as former Cleveland Brown Bernie Kosar, who claimed that a Florida doctor's holistic techniques had cured him of chronic traumatic encephalopathy—claims the mainstream medical community rejects.
The history of philosophical religion
All religions have one thing in common: philosophy.
What happened at Manhattan's Zen Studies Society?
He already has a show: the daily news.
Of Air Force One?
The D.C. political paper produces a magazine. Critics pounce.