Or how to “throw” your screen.
Food for Thought
They Were What They Ate
How much does the contents of one’s plate reflect the content of one’s character? One new book argues: quite a lot.
The Once and Future Macbeth
Macbeth showcases in thrilling music the crux of Shakespeare’s play: that humans have free will, and suffer the consequences.
The Lost Leviathan
Perry Anderson’s critique of liberal hegemony was written before Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in November of last year. And in a way, Trump’s election might serve as a vindication of Anderson’s attack.
Racism and Incarceration
“Racism” is the easy answer to the question of how America’s prisons got so full of African Americans. A new book offers a more complex and hopeful view.
After the USSR
Russia’s Loss, Whose Gain?
A new book urging the West to reconcile with Russia gives too much credit to Russia and too little to the West.
The Year of Ella
Stage Gone Long
A consideration of Ella Fitzgerald’s best performance in her centennial year.
The risky tactics and subzero temperatures of the Chosin Reservoir campaign reappear in Jeff Shaara’s new novel of the Korean War. It is a tale of hubris, racism, and the extremes of human endurance.
An admirable new history of fraud and regulation in the United States reveals the truth about the lies.
A Race to Nowhere
Were Jim Crow and American eugenics laws the models for Nazi race law?
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