Alan Jacobs

Posts in category “Arts”

The Selfish Babette

This morning Rod calls our attention to this post about cooking the …

Posted August 2nd, 2013

Sarah Losh’s Church

What you see above is the exterior of the strange and beautiful …

Posted July 19th, 2013

Do Suburbs Lack Sacred Space?

Aaron Renn says they do: Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking …

Posted June 20th, 2013

The Millman Interlocution

It’s always fun to debate with Noah Millman. So let me do …

Posted June 6th, 2013

Strikeouts and Stigmas

Reading The Slurve this morning — and you do all subscribe to …

Posted May 17th, 2013

Interviewing Dylan

So one of my students who’s a passionate Bob Dylan fan lent …

Posted April 28th, 2013

Copyright Woes

The frustrations of trying to share a 60 year-old Auden poem without breaking the law

Posted February 20th, 2013

More About Watchmen

I’m grateful for the pushback I got on my Watchmen post, both …

Posted February 18th, 2013

The Real Story Behind That Meteorite

Posted February 15th, 2013

The Mystery of Jiro’s Sushi

When, a few days ago, Rod mentioned Jiro Dreams of Sushi I …

Posted February 12th, 2013

How Austin Kleon Defeated the Troll

Every rational person knows that the conversational environment on the internet is …

Posted February 9th, 2013

Rock Your Pancreas

Alex Stone says that the new memoir by Duff McKagan of Guns …

Posted February 9th, 2013

How Many Children Had Albus Dumbledore?

Fan fiction by another name: Why do we write biographies for our favorite characters?

Posted February 8th, 2013

The Tyranny of the Word

  I’m interested in almost anything to do with trees — I’ve …

Posted January 29th, 2013

Shiny Happy People

Why be sad about losing your religion when you can just major-scale …

Posted January 20th, 2013

Reading Without Lists

I usually keep a record of the books I read each year, …

Posted January 9th, 2013

The Good Life on Mars Hill

Let me just echo Rod’s commendation of Ken Myers and the Mars …

Posted January 5th, 2013