Culture

Europe on Five Characters a Day

Woody Allen's latest travelogue is sprightlier than you'd expect.

Pixar's Take on Kafka

Brave tackles the Scottish countryside and family tensions in a poignant—if slightly by-the-books—way.

Can Broadcasters Use Dirty Words? Court says, “#$%& If We Know”

In what is literally its most visible case of the Term, seven justices duck the free-speech issue.

Faith in Action

A review of Mark Shriver's new book about the life of his father, progressive hero Sargent Shriver.

Where to Draw the Line on Hate Speech?

Jeremy Waldron's new book tries to uncover the best way to tackle hate speech on the legal and policy front.

The Blander Bush

HBO's 41 asks none of the hard questions about George H.W. Bush's uninspired career

The Mother of All Girls' Books

The secret subversiveness of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women

How the Gay-Rights Movement Won

Linda Hirshman's new book tries to uncover how the LGBT movement accomplished so much in such a short span of time.

Mad Men's Shark Week

This season hasn't lived up to our reviewer's high expectations.

Mr. Caro's Opus

Some observations on the fourth installment of The Years of Lyndon Johnson

Crazy and Crazier

Here come the anti-Obama movies.

Too Big to Imagine

Steve Coll's Private Empire tells you every last thing about ExxonMobil—except what to do about it.

The Good Lyndon

Finally, Robert Caro lightens up on LBJ.

Our Battle Scars

The Cause tells how liberals gave America the best of the 20th century. So why is it so hard to be one?

The Wonder of TV Debates

Paul Krugman shakes his head.

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