Arts & Letters

Review of ‘David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet’

An inspired biography.

Twin Peaks Reconsidered

As with any town, Twin Peaks will have had to weather the passage of time. It will have decayed and aged. It will have been razed and paved over.

Twin Peaks and the Rise of ‘Peak TV’

Perhaps no other regularly scheduled show in TV history which ran for as few episodes or for as short a time would have as much of an influence on American pop culture.

The Hidden Realities of U.S. Incarceration

There’s the Standard Story—and there’s the truth.

Plutarch’s Lives Revisited

The ancient biographer is back in print with a new translation. Does it do justice to the original?

The Circuitous Path of Papa and Ezra

Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound’s friendship spanned continents—and ideologies.

City Without Stars

The Lost City of Z is visually sublime, but it lives and dies on its miscast lead.

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A Literature of Angels and Demons

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Mother of All Monsters

Like Godzilla before it, the new film Colossal entertains while shedding harsh light on American adventurism abroad.

The Next Civil War

A novel explores the form it could take.

Rasmussen’s Refrain: Let Uncle Sam Do It

A cheerleader for the U.S. as global policeman severely overestimates how much anyone—Americans or otherwise—agrees with his idea.

Their Hands Have Lost Their Cunning, But Their Tongues Do Not Cleave To The Roofs Of Their Mouths

Steve Levenson’s play, If I Forget, at the Laura Pels Theater

Philosophy’s Neglected Classics?

In a new essay collection, modern philosophers make their case for underappreciated works.