Article Archive

This is Your Brain on Trump TV

The media’s coverage of presidential drama is causing us to forget what’s real—and Trump himself isn’t solely to blame.

January 15, 2018

Brightening Up January

The month after Christmas and New Year’s Eve can be a frigid letdown. Here are a few thoughts on how to add warmth and cheer.

January 9, 2018

The Books Worth Reading (and Re-Reading) in 2018

For traditional souls, crunchy cons, and all those curious about American culture and politics.

January 2, 2018

Yet The Whos Sang Merrily

What the Grinch and one very difficult Christmas taught me about redemption.

December 22, 2017

The Republican Party Doesn’t Own Christian Conservatives

As the Trumpian GOP falls in Virginia and Alabama, it’s time for the religious right to find another path.

December 18, 2017

This ‘Mad Men’ Gets an Unapologetic Woman’s Sparkle

Amazon’s “Mrs. Maisel” is a bit fanciful but a fun rendering of jilted housewife-turns-comedienne in the 1960’s.

December 11, 2017

Electing Roy Moore Will Be the Doom of the Pro-Life Movement

A response to Pat Buchanan’s column here at TAC.

December 4, 2017

How Black Friday Got to Be Such a Downer

Grateful folk to crazed discount hunters in 24 hours? Blame the perversion of Christmas.

November 24, 2017

Orient Express Doesn’t Feel Like Agatha Christie

But this new Poirot mystery has its own flavor and polish.

November 20, 2017

The Gun as Symbol: Who Owns It?

A tool of murder or a totem of liberty, this is how they can both be wrong.

November 13, 2017

Liturgies for Young and Old

James K.A. Smith’s new book explores the heart-shaping power of our habits.

September 22, 2016

Your Friends Are Not an App

Technology can undermine selfless, honest relationships—but it doesn’t have to.

April 13, 2016

Faith in Diplomacy

Conservative realism has a champion in Reagan’s Swiss ambassador.

July 22, 2015

Against Kant and Consumerism

Matthew Crawford targets virtual reality and the epistemological frauds we’ve believed since the Enlightenment.

May 14, 2015

Wendell Berry, Burkean

The farmer-novelist on politics, faith, land, and economy

February 17, 2015

Bringing Back Husbandry

Forrest Pritchard shows how sustainable agriculture and generational attachments can save the family farm.

December 4, 2014

Front Porch Revolution

Wendell Berry’s cure for partisanship

November 19, 2014

Making Classical New

Young musicians take an entrepreneurial approach to the canon.

August 29, 2014

The Battle of Alexandria

How riverside parks & hotels threaten a model of American urbanism

July 24, 2014

A Millennial’s Agrarian Anomie

The generational ties that sustained America’s farms are breaking down under the weight of individualism.

June 24, 2014