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Ideas, Arts, and Culture

May 1, 2021 5:00 pm

What Are the Classics For?

Some on the left are turning against them. Some on the right are oversimplifying them. How should we think about—and learn from—great classical works of literature and philosophy?
Alexandra Hudson
April 23, 2021 5:30 am

‘Fargo’ and the Rise of Frances McDormand

Revisiting the Oscar-nominated lead of ‘Nomadland’s’ first Oscar win 25 years later.
Bill Ryan
April 20, 2021 5:30 am

All the President’s Historians

Joe Biden has met with scholars to discuss his presidency and likely legacy—but what are we to make of his special relationship with historian Jon Meacham?
Daniel N. Gullotta
April 17, 2021 10:00 am

Making Machines, Remaking Ourselves

The brain enhancements and robotic friends of Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘Klara and the Sun.’
Brent Orrell
April 17, 2021 10:00 am

When American Record Companies Hated Japan

The industry’s assault on a Sony innovation presaged a sea change in the music landscape.
Addison Del Mastro
April 2, 2021 5:30 am

The Long History of Fighting Over the Term ‘Conservative’

The postwar circle of New Conservatives tried to claim the word—but they lost and were largely forgotten.
Joshua Tait
March 31, 2021 5:30 am

G. Gordon Liddy’s Fighting Ring

He kept his mouth shut about Watergate and went to prison. Then he kept his mouth running for two decades on talk radio.
Brian Karem
March 28, 2021 7:44 pm

Beverly Cleary, America’s Sage of Childhood

Remembering the Oregon librarian whose books—including the Ramona Quimby stories—took middle-class suburban children seriously.
Addison Del Mastro
March 27, 2021 11:19 am

Amoral Fiction

Charles Willeford’s novels portray the weird and evil as no more of a spike on the EKG of everyday life than eating breakfast or reading a magazine.
Bill Ryan
March 16, 2021 5:30 am

Main Street Is Not an Idea

Conservatives must not turn localism into an ideology.
Addison Del Mastro