The Mists of Scorsese’s Silence
The auteur’s latest offering, decades in the making, provides a meditative look at adventure, faith, cultural clashes, and redemption.
The Pacific Power
Michael Green’s By More Than Providence is an insightful study—combining theory, history, and experience—of American grand strategy in Asia. It’s also a practical guide for extending American influence and power in the region.
The Way We Live Now
George Walden’s “Tony Underwood” trilogy reveals truths only fiction can tell.
All for the Best
City Opera’s revived production of Candide is a bleak, and hilarious, musical comedy—equal parts light opera and brutal savaging thereof.
Field of Fright
It’s hard to think of a worse fit for the job of National Security Advisor than Michael Flynn—and that assessment has nothing to do with any of his alleged contacts with Russian officials.
War movies can only be as serious as the wars they depict—and only as serious as we Americans are about fighting them.
The Invisible Prime Minister
Clement Attlee was a much better politician, and a much more learned man, than popular memory gives him credit for.
More Able Than Kane
Yes, Citizen Kane is great, but that’s not the half of it. The more Orson Welles was forced to improvise and budget down, the better he got.