Author Archives: Noah Millman

About Noah Millman

Noah Millman is TAC's theater critic and a solo blogger. Prior to that, he blogged regularly for The American Scene, and his work has appeared in Commentary, The Economist, The Atlantic, and First Things. He worked for 16 years on Wall Street in equity derivatives and then in structured credit products before leaving to pursue his literary and artistic ambitions at the beginning of 2010. He was born in New York City and, with very minor exceptions, has resided ever since in the city or its environs.

And The Nominees Are . . .

Well, the official nominations are out, and my predictions are batting . …

Jeb Bush Is the GOP Front-Runner: A Syllogism

Whether Romney is ultimately deemed ridiculous or a serious threat, he makes it harder for establishment-acceptable candidates other than Bush to get traction.

Is Soumission Just An Anti-Feminist Fantasy?

Or is this what a spiritual revival looks like?

Oscar Predictions (Now Don’t Be Grouchy)

We’re all going to wind up in the trash bin of history eventually. In the meantime, let’s go to the movies.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Korea?

First-strike fantasies undermine the credibility of our diplomacy.

Bullets of Pure Love

My first piece at The Week is up today: The overwhelming reaction to the …

If Credibility Is Fragile, Then Commitments Should Be Rare

Credibility matters less when objective interests and capabilities are clear – and more when they are hard to discern. Which may explain why the more expansive hawks care about it so much.

“Broken Windows” and the Urban Renaissance

“Broken windows” may have had an important role to play in New York’s renaissance, but William Bratton needs to focus not on defending his legacy but on selling the NYPD on reducing the police footprint.

Science Is Not Found Through God Either

Are scientific “proofs” of God’s existence really an effort to reassure ourselves of the ultimate knowability of the universe?

The Way of the Latke

Probably the most fun part of preparing my eight-course Hanukkah dinner has …

Iron Chef Millman VIII: The Final Feast

For the past eight years, I’ve been throwing a dinner party one …

List, List, O List: a Premature 2014 Movie Rundown

“Boyhood,” “Birdman” and “The Babadook”

Theatrical Double-Feature Feature: White Christmas Edition

I don’t usually do double-feature features for live theater, because, well, you …

Why I’m Not Getting On the “Interview” Outrage Bandwagon

The arguments for hyperventilation don’t hold water.

The Worst General Election Ever

Get your wrists ready for Bush v. Clinton

Can Putin Survive a Full-Scale Ruble Crisis?

And if he can’t, what becomes of “Putinism”?

A Man and a Woman Are One. A Man a Woman and a Sea Trout Are One.

The River seduces the audience at Circle in the Square in New York – but to what object?

Why Repealing “Push-Out” Doesn’t Matter, and Why It Does

The Dodd-Frank rule probably wasn’t a very efficacious way of restraining large FDIC-insured banks, but that doesn’t mean we should cheer repeal.

Keeping It Real

Tom Stoppard’s most accessible, “realistic” play turns out to have much in common with his early, postmodern works.

We Are the Sugar Daddies We’ve Been Waiting For

Even if–especially if–you can only reasonably make a small donation to The American Conservative, now would be a very good time to do it.

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