Today is the inaugural day of the new American Conservative website, and I, for one, think the team did a marvelous job designing it. I strongly encourage readers to wander about the site and get comfortable with the new look and feel; to read some of the excellent new material, such as Rod Dreher’s interview with Nebraska Representative Jeff Fortenberry; and to introduce yourselves to new writers for the site, like Scott Galupo, formerly of U.S. News & World Report.
I also encourage you to regularly click a link on the Arts and Letters page, and check out Millman’s Shakesblog. This is a blog I started on tumblr, devoted there to writing about theatre, with a particular emphasis on Shakespeare, and which is now, in its new home, going to broaden its scope somewhat to cover other musings of mine on arts and literature. (The “double feature feature” pieces I’ve been writing for my named blog will appear on Shakesblog in the future, for example.) When I first joined TAC, I told Daniel McCarthy that one of my priorities was doing more writing on the arts, and this is going to be my primary venue for doing so. I’ve posted the first new review on Shakesblog this morning, of a recent Chicago production of Donald Margulies’s Time Stands Still. Check it out!
I’m very excited about the new site, and about the new blog, and I hope you will be, too.