Ron Rosenbaum Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum is the author of The Shakespeare Wars and Explaining Hitler. His latest book is How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III. 

The Spectator
Sept. 9 2009 3:17 PMWho Are You Calling Genius?It's time to retire the term.
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Aug. 26 2009 11:46 AMThe Culture Gabfest, the Springtime for Tarantino EditionListen to Slate's show about the week in culture.
The Spectator
June 17 2009 3:56 PMThe Best Way To Speak ShakespeareIt will make you catch your breath.
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May 22 2009 1:10 PM2012: Tsunami of StupidityWhy the latest apocalyptic cult is a silly scam.
The Spectator
April 2 2009 6:47 AMShould We Care What Shakespeare Did in Bed?The controversy over a sexy new portrait.
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March 2 2009 1:55 PMNot the Usual SuspectsThree detective novels that restore pleasure to reading.
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Jan. 23 2009 7:23 PMThe Worst Pop Singer Ever Why, exactly, is Billy Joel so bad?
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Dec. 18 2008 7:14 PMWhere Are the Jewish Gangsters of Yesteryear? Or, what we can learn about "respectability" from Bernie Madoff and Meyer Lansky.
The Spectator
Nov. 28 2008 7:07 AMEverything You Need To Know About Hitler's "Missing" TesticleAnd why we're so obsessed the Führer's sex life.
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Oct. 24 2008 7:34 PMThe Opera's New ClothesWhy I walked out of Doctor Atomic.
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Sept. 23 2008 5:02 PMShakespeare's Bootlegger, Dylan's Biographer, Nabokov, and MeWhen should an unauthorized version be authorized?
The Spectator
Aug. 20 2008 11:49 AMCrossword, Sudoku Plague Threatens America!The puzzle of puzzle people.
The Spectator
July 18 2008 7:24 AMThe Good RatThe Dostoyevskian pleasures of Jimmy Breslin.
The Spectator
June 12 2008 3:15 PMAre Those Shakespeare's "Balls"?Should "A Lover's Complaint" be kicked out of the canon?
The Spectator
May 9 2008 2:33 PMA Real Nuclear Option for the NomineesAverting "inadvertent" war in two easy steps.
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Aug. 21 2009 4:14 PMWill the Pentagon Thwart Obama's Dream of Zero?How serious is the president about nuclear disarmament?
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July 24 2009 7:08 AMAn Open Letter to Jon StewartBring back Leibowitz!
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June 5 2009 6:01 PMSave the Salinger Archives! Even if we have to save them from Salinger himself.
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May 8 2009 11:59 AMThe New Nuke PornOur nuclear fantasies have gotten more hard-core.
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March 13 2009 1:52 PMChoctaw BingoA modest proposal for a new national anthem.
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Feb. 9 2009 10:41 AMDon't Give an Oscar to The ReaderWe don't need another "redemptive" Holocaust movie.
The Spectator
Jan. 9 2009 5:12 PMThe Letter of Last ResortThe decision about nuclear apocalypse lying in a safe at the bottom of the sea.
The Spectator
Dec. 10 2008 6:17 PMGive the Guy a Butt!Let Obama smoke in the White House.
The Spectator
Nov. 11 2008 7:06 PMThe Good Life of a New-Media GuruIs Jeff Jarvis gloating too much about the death of print?
The Spectator
Oct. 9 2008 12:28 PMThe Bloomberg SyndromeThe New York mayor's power grab is a symptom of a national problem.
The Spectator
Sept. 5 2008 5:48 PMNew Literary Art Form Discovered!In praise of the praise of poetry.
The Spectator
Aug. 8 2008 6:09 PMThe Columbia Journalism Review's Division Over DissentIs global warming now beyond debate?
The Spectator
June 27 2008 7:49 PMNotes on CatchWhich catchphrases should be "thrown under the bus"?
The Spectator
May 22 2008 5:34 PMIn Praise of Liberal GuiltIt's not wrong to favor Obama because of race.
April 25 2008 5:12 PMThe Fate of Nabokov's LauraA Slate critic helps save Nabokov's last novel from destruction.



Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore

And schools are getting worried.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

The XX Factor

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.


Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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