The Best Way To Speak ShakespeareIt will make you catch your breath.
2012: Tsunami of StupidityWhy the latest apocalyptic cult is a silly scam.
Should We Care What Shakespeare Did in Bed?The controversy over a sexy new portrait.
Not the Usual SuspectsThree detective novels that restore pleasure to reading.
The Worst Pop Singer Ever Why, exactly, is Billy Joel so bad?
Where Are the Jewish Gangsters of Yesteryear? Or, what we can learn about "respectability" from Bernie Madoff and Meyer Lansky.
Everything You Need To Know About Hitler's "Missing" TesticleAnd why we're so obsessed the Führer's sex life.
The Opera's New ClothesWhy I walked out of Doctor Atomic.
Shakespeare's Bootlegger, Dylan's Biographer, Nabokov, and MeWhen should an unauthorized version be authorized?
Crossword, Sudoku Plague Threatens America!The puzzle of puzzle people.
The Good RatThe Dostoyevskian pleasures of Jimmy Breslin.
Are Those Shakespeare's "Balls"?Should "A Lover's Complaint" be kicked out of the canon?
A Real Nuclear Option for the NomineesAverting "inadvertent" war in two easy steps.
Welcome to the Hotel HiroshimaHas the ground zero of the nuclear age become too "normal"?
Hillary I vs. Hillary IIRichard Nixon returns from the grave to haunt Clinton and remind us of the costs of unresolved history.
Save the Salinger Archives! Even if we have to save them from Salinger himself.
The New Nuke PornOur nuclear fantasies have gotten more hard-core.
Choctaw BingoA modest proposal for a new national anthem.
Don't Give an Oscar to The ReaderWe don't need another "redemptive" Holocaust movie.
The Letter of Last ResortThe decision about nuclear apocalypse lying in a safe at the bottom of the sea.
Give the Guy a Butt!Let Obama smoke in the White House.
The Good Life of a New-Media GuruIs Jeff Jarvis gloating too much about the death of print?
The Bloomberg SyndromeThe New York mayor's power grab is a symptom of a national problem.
New Literary Art Form Discovered!In praise of the praise of poetry.
The Columbia Journalism Review's Division Over DissentIs global warming now beyond debate?
Notes on CatchWhich catchphrases should be "thrown under the bus"?
In Praise of Liberal GuiltIt's not wrong to favor Obama because of race.
From Slo-Mo to No-MoErrol Morris and the strange power of superslow motion.
The Fate of Nabokov's Laura, Part IIDmitri turns to his dead father for advice on whether to burn the manuscript.
In Defense of IncandescenceCongress bans beauty as an environmental hazard.