Reflecting on my alternate life as a Futebol fanatic
How to make poetry relevant again
Saul's particular combination of intellectuality and vitality was not paradoxical, it was category-shattering.
Entomologists weigh in
Did 'Chinatown' doom the private eye?
Images of the squalor and sadness of Victorian life
Murders have plummeted overall, but much of the city has seen only modest declines or stagnation
Robert A. Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it
The predatory gospel of China's most popular motivational speaker
Too bad Congress didn't listen
Adapt (not publish) or perish
It worked for feminism
But Sholem Aleichem distorted shtetl life to begin with