Author Archives: Scott Beauchamp
A new book suggests the Catholic-born icon was more spiritual than the “beatnik” label suggests.
Algorithmic cartoons signal fresh horrors for human culture.
The famous poet was committed to a mental hospital. His fascist views were odious, but were they really insane?
Dorothy Thompson’s 1941 paranoid ‘parlor game’ just as (un) useful today.
Michael Hastings’ ‘The Operators’ gets the Netflix treatment.
The band was tuned in to the musical strains and cultural traditions of American freedom.
It’s not a given that novelists are also great essayists, and so when it does happen it deserves to be celebrated.
An inspired biography.
It enforces political correctness.
Like the best of Bob Dylan, the lyrics of folk band Sun Kil Moon capture a sense of memory and place that’s missing from most pop music.
The Pentagon cares less about equal rights and more about maintaining recruiting for endless wars.
A documentary explores the consequences of our new way of war.
Adults in a quiet Wisconsin suburb proved unable to stop the violence of two 12-year-old girls.
Mark Greif is a left-of-center public thinker who is radically accessible.
For veterans, the atomized civilian world can be more disorienting than the close-knit realm of combat.
He’s a man outside of time.
Discovery’s Taking Fire runs alongside Fat N’ Furious and Naked and Afraid.
Oliver Stone’s biopic is factually accurate, but honesty isn’t the same as objectivity.
from The American Conservative