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.
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…
Carrie White Will Never Die: “Carrie: The Musical” at the Studio Theatre
The horrific power of perverted Christianity makes this musical work.
Nixon’s The One
Pat Buchanan documents the '68 campaign with detail and nuance.
Reading & the “Attention War”
Focus is a difficult thing to muster these days. As David Brooks wrote in a recent New York Times column,…
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…
Why Fairytales Are Dangerous
Childhood stories are Richard Dawkins's worst nightmare.
Before #YesAllWomen, There Was The Gift of Fear
Gavin de Becker offered empathy and understanding to women before hashtag activism ever existed.
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.