In Defense of IncandescenceCongress bans beauty as an environmental hazard.
Where Is the Schmaltz of Yesteryear?Christmas Eve in a Jewish deli.
Talkin' World War IIIThe return of the repressed.
A Tale of Two ComicsMeet the anti-Seinfeld, Jerry's brilliant, twisted, evil twin.
Magazines, Bring Back the Write-Around!Regain your dignity with this secret weapon.
The Return of the Doomsday Machine?Please don't count on me to save the world again.
Getting Comfy With GenocideIs the word losing its power to shock us into action?
The Worst Celebrity Profile Ever Written?Angelina Jolie, "the best woman in the world."
Cancer Comes to Country MusicOld-fashioned tear-jerking or emotional porn?
Saul Bellow and the Bad FishA new way of explaining the genius of Ravelstein.
The Last Temptation of Norman MailerWhat will he make of "Hitler's Chappaquiddick"?
Dmitri's ChoiceNabokov wanted his final, unfinished work destroyed. Should his son get out the matches?
The Best Joni Mitchell Song EverAn ode to obsessive listening.
In Defense of Obama's PatriotismA dissent on the pledge.
Who Will Rule Us After the Next 9/11?The reality of NSPD-51 is almost as bad as the paranoia.
The Israel Lobby and the Second Holocaust DebateAn emblematic error in a controversial book.
The Worst Op-Ed Ever Written?A professor makes you feel sorry for Starbucks.
Alger Hiss Rides AgainSpy case erupts; defenders turn to Nixonian tactics.
The Return of the Magic BulletTwo new JFK books clash over conspiracy theory.
Abu Ghraib, Virginia Tech, The Sopranos, TarantinoTrapped in the fog of media violence.
The Hostile New Age Takeover of YogaThere's nothing worse than narcissism posing as humility.