B.D. McClay, Author at The American Spectator

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B.D. McClay
by | Oct 31, 2014

Poor liberal arts. People don’t esteem the term—or its cousin, “liberal education”—very much these days, it seems. Evaluating the success…

by | Sep 25, 2014

The Kreutzer Sonata Variations: Lev Tolstoy’s Novella and CounterstoriesBy Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy(Yale, 384 pages, $40) A month…

by | Sep 11, 2014

Whit Stillman’s reputations rests upon a small body of work. After The Last Days of Disco (1998), he seemed, for…

by | Aug 29, 2014

Slava Gelman emigrated to America from the Soviet Union when he was only a child. Though the rest of his…

by | Aug 13, 2014

Is there anything better than watching television about the past, when people were wrong about everything? The past, with its…

by | Jul 30, 2014

Arts & EntertainmentsBy Christopher Beha(Ecco, 288 pages, $14.99) Eddie Hartley is a failure. His acting career barely extends beyond a…

by | Jul 23, 2014

Are vampires scary? Though by all rights they should be, they’ve never really frightened me. Or even been that compelling,…

by | Jul 3, 2014

There’s a wonderful subplot in the new season of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black that follows Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat), a…

by | Jun 19, 2014

If you were following the great Commencement Speaker Bloodbath of 2014, you might have noticed that there were two stories…

by | Jun 6, 2014

May marked the end of the fifth season of The Good Wife, the CBS legal procedural/political drama/soap opera. Produced by…

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