Category: Magazines

Our Cover Is Up for an ASME Award

The November/December 2013 issue of The American Conservative is competing in the American Society of Magazine Editors’ Best Cover Contest for News/Politics/Business. The cover…
TAC Staff January 16, 2014

Can the Print Magazine Survive?

Soon after the Kindle craze, some warned of print books’ imminent extinction—but thus far, the codex has shown laudatory…
Gracy Olmstead December 12, 2013

The “Death of Writing” & Return of Oral Culture

Amidst reports of the ensuing “death of the novel,” former USA Today reporter Chuck Raasch forewarns of something even…
Gracy Olmstead November 12, 2013

Who’s Middle Class?

The Atlantic ran a curious article last week. Under the headline “Why Americans All Believe They Are Middle Class”, Anat…
Samuel Goldman August 7, 2013

The Spiritual Crisis of the Bourgeois Bohemians

What if greater lifestyle choice and consumerism means more inequality?
Samuel Goldman May 21, 2013

Mild Nepotism and the Illusion of Meritocracy

What's behind the New York Times' recent obsession with Nathaniel Rich?
Samuel Goldman April 24, 2013

The Bitter Legacy of Mickey Mouse

Developments of enormous consequence sometimes follow the most mundane of motives. During the mid-1990s, the giant Disney Corporation became…
Ron Unz April 4, 2013

Romney as Populist Executive, Hapless Athlete

Everyone has some kind of advice for Romney and Obama tonight. I have some advice too, but it can…
Michael Brendan Dougherty October 3, 2012

The Influence of Encounter

The endless pace of change in our media landscape regularly plays tricks upon all of us. Many have seen…
Ron Unz October 2, 2012

Teaching Reading for Writing

An article on writing instruction in The Atlantic is among the must-reads of the week. In a nutshell, the…
Samuel Goldman September 25, 2012