Category: Books

TMZ Is the Justice of the Masses

Christopher Beha's Arts & Entertainments, and how we create and consume stories of other people's lives in order to feel better about our own.
Eve Tushnet August 1, 2014

The Ethics of Disability Metaphors

From the teenage romance between an amputee and an oxygen-tank user in the box-office success The Fault in Our Stars to…
Catherine Addington July 24, 2014

Carrie White Will Never Die: “Carrie: The Musical” at the Studio Theatre

The horrific power of perverted Christianity makes this musical work.
Eve Tushnet July 11, 2014

Nixon’s The One

Pat Buchanan documents the '68 campaign with detail and nuance.
Scott McConnell July 2, 2014

Reading & the “Attention War”

Focus is a difficult thing to muster these days. As David Brooks wrote in a recent New York Times column,…
Gracy Olmstead June 14, 2014

The Value of Young-Adult Fiction

As the movie adaptation of John Green’s young-adult fiction novel The Fault in Our Stars hit theaters this past…
Catherine Addington June 9, 2014

Why Fairytales Are Dangerous

Childhood stories are Richard Dawkins's worst nightmare.
Gracy Olmstead June 7, 2014

Before #YesAllWomen, There Was The Gift of Fear

Gavin de Becker offered empathy and understanding to women before hashtag activism ever existed.
Eve Tushnet June 5, 2014

A Journal of Poetry and Place

New Trad aims to revive an ancient poetic tradition for the modern ear.

Every Day Is Like Sunday: Rediscovering Wilfrid Sheed’s “The Hack”

A pre-Vatican II satire totally at home in our current performance culture.
Eve Tushnet May 19, 2014