Arts & Letters

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of November 12

Here’s what our editors and staff are reading.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of November 5

Here’s what our editors and staff are reading.

Othello and the Nature of Everyday Evil

Through the character Iago, Shakespeare explored how depravity can be born from mere boredom.

Halloween: Finally a Really Good Movie About Evil

While it can’t quite compete with the chilling 1978 release, the reboot is a powerful film in its own right.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of October 29

From The Holy Roman Empire to Kevin J. Anderson, here’s what our staff is reading this week.

What’s the Frequency, Generation X?

The children of the ’80s can still save us from our technology-obsessed and social media-addled future.

A Class War the Right Can Win

F.H. Buckley’s new book makes the case against conservative heartlessness and for Donald Trump’s workers’ party.

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Tribal Passions, Totalitarian Parties

Decades ago, Simone Weil foresaw the collective instinct that hobbles our politics today.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of October 22

From Mearsheimer and Walt to the Old Testament, here is what our editors and writers are reading this week.

The Cartoon That Hits Home in Our #MeToo Era

BoJack Horseman tackles sin and forgiveness in a way that few other shows do.

First Man: STEM Gets the Humanities Treatment

Damien Chazelle’s moon landing film eschews scientistic triumphalism in favor of raw fear and love.

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of October 15

Men of letters dominate this week’s reading list by TAC’s editors and writers.

Resisting Today’s Imperialist Temptation

A new book says nationalism isn’t the problem; it’s the antidote. But can that be true?

TAC Bookshelf for the Week of October 8

From a book on nationalism to essays on localism, here’s what our staff is reading this week.

Is ‘Christian Humanism’ Gone Forever?

The last of the brave thinkers and authors in this tradition are long gone. Can anyone replace them?

Why Not a Merit-Based Immigration System?

Reihan Salam’s latest book makes the case for an overhaul along Trumpian lines.

The Redemption of the Pre-Raphaelites

It has a reputation for descending into sentimental kitsch, but a revival proves this 19th century art is anything but.