Arts and Letters
Arts and Letters
by | Jun 27, 2020

On Monday, NBCUniversal announced that they were pulling four episodes of Tina Fey’s 30 Rock that featured characters in blackface….

by | May 18, 2020

“ ‘Painting is dead,’ people are always declaring,” writes Jerry Saltz in his new advice manual, How to Be an…

by | May 13, 2020

In his flagship work, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom writes, “It is in the nature of democracy…

by | May 12, 2020

“Why did so few heed Churchill’s warnings about Hitler in the 1930s?” A routine question, it snapped me back instantly…

by | May 9, 2020

I’ve joined the Zoom world of COVID- 19 with a vengeance. Classes that used to be up close and personal,…

by | Apr 25, 2020

Half the planet having gone into lockdown must have shaken up Bob Dylan’s world even more than most. He has…

by | Apr 24, 2020

Unimaginable chaos reigns! Widespread, indiscriminate, and meaningless death! Despair! Economy in ruins! Looting! Neighbors attacking neighbors! Your home is not…

by | Apr 21, 2020

I hope you will understand: I am not an advocate for tobacco. But there’s an ember inside me that flares…

by | Apr 4, 2020

It’s day who actually knows of coronavirus quarantine, and my housemates and I are making our plans for once this…

by | Mar 6, 2020

There’s a remote outpost in the culture war as yet unassailed by the forces of wokeness. Soap operas have been…

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