Arts & Letters
The latest season of the Netflix show is brilliant but also confined to a world denuded of transcendence.
With his Catholic university on the brink, Randy Boyagoda’s professor travels to the Middle East to save it. Will he lose himself?
From Roberto Calasso to Yoram Hazony, here’s what our writers are reading.
In his last faithful rendering of his father’s vision, Christopher weaves new myth into Middle-earth’s rich tapestry.
Here’s what our staff is reading this week.
It’s no longer agrarian but it’s still wonderfully different from the rest of the United States. Just ask John Shelton Reed.
His reputation was savaged because he had the temerity to question the ‘Good War’ narrative.
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