Adam Kirsch

Adam Kirsch is a senior editor at the New Republic.

Books
Sept. 29 2011 2:53 PMThe Poem That Changed the WorldStephen Greenblatt thinks he’s found it, but has he?
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Nov. 22 2010 6:53 AMWhat the Children KnewGünter Grass is still reckoning with the past in his fictional memoir.
Culturebox
Aug. 26 2010 11:06 AMThe Literary Critic as HumanistFrank Kermode, 1919-2010, exemplified an ideal that is dying.
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March 29 2010 7:13 AMThe Slippery ScientistIan McEwan on the gulf between goodness and intelligence.
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July 20 2009 6:53 AMWhat's Romantic About Science?When science became a source of sublime terror.
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Feb. 23 2009 7:04 AMMoney Made Him Do ItWhat Samuel Johnson can teach us about writing.
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Dec. 29 2008 6:38 AMThe Secret of The Canterbury TalesThe tellers get to mock their own tales.
Culturebox
Oct. 3 2008 12:10 PMNobel GasThe Swedes have no clue about American literature.
Culturebox
June 17 2004 3:00 PMMarlowe in the ParkThe playwright who helped make Shakespeare.
Culturebox
Feb. 5 2004 3:05 PMParadise LiteIn heaven, you'll be thinner, happier, and smarter—or so Americans think.
Culturebox
Sept. 17 2003 11:39 AMSamuel Johnson's Peculiar DictionaryA dictionary should be scientifically objective—or should it?
Culturebox
June 30 2003 3:00 PML.A. Without a MapHas the American literary imagination gotten Los Angeles wrong?
Culturebox
March 26 2003 1:25 PMA 21st-Century ManWhy is Dante hot all of a sudden?
Culturebox
Aug. 6 2002 11:35 AMIdol WorshipDoes the world need another golem novel?
Culturebox
Dec. 4 2001 3:31 PMHearing AidSometimes poetry should be seen but not heard.
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July 25 2011 6:47 AMIdeas Are VirusesHow Tacitus' Germania became the bible of German nationalism.
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Sept. 13 2010 10:03 AMWhat Is the Future of Avant-Garde Fiction?Read Tom McCarthy's C and find out.
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June 28 2010 7:13 AMEmily Dickinson's New SecretLife in that Amherst house was more exciting than we knew.
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Feb. 24 2010 6:55 AMA Comedian in the AcademyWho knew studying Russian literature could be so funny?
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May 25 2009 6:41 AMNowhere ManThe secret of Aleksandar Hemon's brilliant satire.
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Feb. 9 2009 6:53 AMLessons From the Gilded AgeWhat Social Darwinists didn't get about evolution.
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Nov. 3 2008 6:15 AMSlouching Towards Santa TeresaRoberto Bolaño's utterly strange masterpiece.
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Nov. 29 2004 6:47 AMThe OdysseyDerek Walcott, the greatest living English-language poet.
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March 31 2004 5:45 PMThe Star, the Born-Again Sinner, and the GangsterUpdating Constance Rourke's famous American archetypes.
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Nov. 26 2003 11:17 AMThe Storyteller's New ClothesA new translation of Hans Christian Andersen.
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July 31 2003 11:21 AMThe Unreliable SuperegoAdam Phillips' revealing new edition of Freud.
Culturebox
April 16 2003 12:25 PMI Sing Ireland ElectricDennis O'Driscoll's wired, modern picture of Dublin.
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Nov. 7 2002 1:03 PMPalgrave's revenge.
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March 20 2002 12:21 PMJackie Kennedy's RideThe first lady's posthumous poetry blockbuster.

TODAY IN SLATE

Sports Nut

Grandmaster Clash

One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company

Sports Nut

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Food

How to Order Chinese Food

First, stop thinking of it as “Chinese food.”

Scotland Is Inspiring Secessionists Across America

The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant

The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 11:40 AM The Country Where Women Aren’t Allowed to Work Once They’re 36 Weeks’ Pregnant
Moneybox
Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
The World
Sept. 18 2014 1:34 PM Americans Fault Obama for Giving Them Exactly the Anti-ISIS Strategy They Want
  Business
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
  Life
The Eye
Sept. 18 2014 12:47 PM How One of the Most Prolific Known Forgers in Modern History Faked Great Works of Art
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 18 2014 12:03 PM The NFL Opines on “the Role of the Female”
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Everyday That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
  Arts
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 1:47 PM The Only 15 Netflix Hacks You’ll Ever Need
  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 1:24 PM Can the Celebrities Whose Photos Were Stolen Really Sue Apple? It may be harder to prove “harm” than it seems.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
  Sports
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.