Man of WarHow combat changed Paul Fussell, and how Fussell changed American letters.
The Liberty ScamWhy even Robert Nozick, the philosophical father of libertarianism, gave up on the movement he inspired.
Salinger's GeniusHe was the great poet of post-traumatic stress.
Young BastardsThe Replacements were a lot better than they wanted you to think they were.
Bigmouth Strikes AgainMorrissey in middle age.
Risky Business IndeedWhy the Tom Cruise bubble burst.
Bush LeaguerThe Clemens hearing as national symbol.
Dissecting the IQ DebateA response to William Saletan's series on race and IQ.
Imus in the TwilightHow the DJ found his niche—and lost it.
Within the Context of WASP ContextAssessing the legacy of George W. S. Trow.
French ClassThe casual, moral genius of Eric Rohmer.
Friends Aren't What They Used To BeThe new ethos of intimacy.
The Devil Wears NikesLiking Isiah Thomas against my better judgment.
Beyond Bugs BunnyThe quest to find the perfect children's cartoon.
The Giuliani Presidency?A new documentary makes the case against the outsized mayor.
Not HereIf we’re truly serious about stopping massacres like Aurora, we need to cure our addiction to evil.
The Liberty Scam, Part 2Responding to the critics of my essay on Robert Nozick, the philosophical father of libertarianism.
The Secret of Oprah's SuccessHer biography. But not the one in Kitty Kelley's book.
The Secret of A Separate PeaceTurning 50, the classic still has something to tell us.
The Power of OomphJay McInerney's true claim to fame isn't what you think.
He Should Have Played "The Wrestler"Bruce Springsteen misreads the national mood in his halftime performance.
The Paul Newman Scene I Can't Get Out of My HeadIt's from The Verdict, but it's not the one you're thinking of.
Blade Runner: The Complete Ultimate Visionary Final Cut Collector's Edition Is Here!How will its fans defend it now?
Sweden's Greatest Musical ExportNo, it's not ABBA. It's Jens Lekman.
Sting, StungThe sensitive soul behind the Police.
Elegies for ParenthoodThe literary legacy of the stifling 1950s family.
Martyred by the MobWhat Giovanni Falcone died for, and why.
The Worst Best MovieWhy on earth did The Searchers get canonized?
On First Looking Into To Kill a MockingbirdHow sentimental and nostalgic is it?
Why Is Beloved Beloved?After all the plaudits, it's time to look at the novel's merits.