A critic learns to stop worrying and love the music.
Coming Apart caps three decades of faux concern for the poor.
In 1984, the right's star public intellectual wrote the book that drove welfare reform. Coming Apart is an alibi for his own failed big idea.
The Titanic’s surprisingly timely centenary
A critical look at the state of the American university
The producers of Game of Thrones succeed in writing a disabled character who is more than his disability.
What can we expect from the new Aaron Sorkin series?
Few literary luminaries succeed in melding a passion for social justice with a love of language.
The Law in These Parts asks tough questions about the role of the courts in Israeli settlement policy.
When historian Tony Judt cared passionately about a problem he was able to redefine its terms. Pity he didn't care about a few more things.
The show satisfies the teenage cynic in all of us who thinks only sex, ambition, and revenge matter at the top.
Or maybe their unluckiest.
A.N. Wilson's new biography explains how losing money, mother, and mind created Hitler.
Beware of Mr. Baker tells the fascinating story of a genius drummer, and offers a tale of caution for those with that dangerous combination of talent and seeming invincibility.
Lionel Shriver's The New Republic is a provocative and satiric novel about—of all things—terrorism.