From the stacks
Robert Strauss, former DNC chairman and presidential adviser, died on Wednesday at the age of 95. In this caustic 1988 TRB column, Michael Kinsley asked how this shallow figure became Washington's elder statesman."Yes, that was Mr.
November 14, 1994
By now everybody knows that Quentin Tarantino is the happiest man in the world. Not so many years ago he was a clerk in a California video store, devouring film film film. Then he tried to break into filmmaking himself, first by writing scripts.
The Gay Awakening
December 19, 1993
The long gay march: from the closet to the barricades, to the barracks, to everyone's backyard
April 26, 1993
It is hard to think of another time when the relationship between press and president became so knotted as during the abortive nomination of Kimba Wood for attorney general.
From the Stacks: “Too Clever By Half: The Case Against Brilliance”
September 01, 1986
In most fields of intellectual endeavor, the highest praise is reserved for brilliant insights that overturn conventional thinking and common sense.
Rilke in English
September 06, 1939
Not the least interesting phenomenon of the last four years has been the growing influence of Rilke upon English poetry: indeed, Rilke is probably more read and more highly esteemed by English and Americans than by Germans, just as Byron and Poe had
H.G. Wells Thought This Book Was True Literature
March 09, 1917
H.G. Wells says "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce is a book to buy and read and lock up..."