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Camelot’s Begetter

Besides being the father of John, Bobby, and Teddy, Joe Kennedy left behind a tattered legacy. 

The Best of David Foster Wallace

When the novelist learned to escape his own mind, he got a little closer to the greatness he sought.

Road Trip! Road Trip!

What will the latest generation of cinephiles make of Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend?

Art for Hire

When will people making a living in the arts fight for their right to be compensated fairly for their contributions to culture?

Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Want Less Inequality? Tax It

Revive the big idea of British economist Arthur C. Pigou! And apply it to America's most outrageous problem.

Hell No, Elmo!

Are intergenerational relationships inherently problematic?

My Kingdom for a Fox!

Shakespearean tragedy unfolded in the conservative media nerve center as Obama's victory was announced, while a wealth of exhausted pundits dominated the rest of cable news.

The Future of Star Wars

Hey, lightsabers!

I've Got a Bad Feeling about This

For our reviewer, a depersonalized Star Wars is no Star Wars at all.

Nate Silver, Artist of Uncertainty

In the campaign’s last days, a leading political scientist says all hail to the polling guru’s sobering new book about predicting outcomes.

It’s Just Unbelievable to Be Freed

Why some of us may never get over how far lesbians and gay man have come from the old homo version of Jim Crow.

And Best Supporting Zinger Goes To...

There's post-presidential debate strife in Wonkland, but all that counts to the undecided voters that remain is whether the two candidates put on a good show.

NOLA Contendere

Treme's viewers may be dwindling in its third season, but this New Orleans resident still finds more than enough to like in a show that keeps finding new ways to love its milieu.

Redneckognize

The lives of TLC's newest reality stars are more complicated than you want them to be.

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