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. 

Reading List
April 19 2008 12:09 AMShakespeare for EveryoneThe most interesting books, movies, and Web sites related to the Bard.
The Spectator
March 25 2008 1:46 PMWelcome to the Hotel HiroshimaHas the ground zero of the nuclear age become too "normal"?
The Spectator
Feb. 14 2008 4:22 PMHillary I vs. Hillary IIRichard Nixon returns from the grave to haunt Clinton and remind us of the costs of unresolved history.
The Spectator
Jan. 16 2008 6:18 PMDmitri's ChoiceNabokov wanted his final, unfinished work destroyed. Should his son get out the matches?
The Spectator
Dec. 14 2007 10:56 AMThe Best Joni Mitchell Song EverAn ode to obsessive listening.
The Spectator
Nov. 12 2007 3:34 PMIn Defense of Obama's PatriotismA dissent on the pledge.
The Spectator
Oct. 19 2007 2:23 PMWho Will Rule Us After the Next 9/11?The reality of NSPD-51 is almost as bad as the paranoia.
The Spectator
Sept. 19 2007 7:00 PMThe Israel Lobby and the Second Holocaust DebateAn emblematic error in a controversial book.
The Spectator
Aug. 14 2007 5:38 PMThe Worst Op-Ed Ever Written?A professor makes you feel sorry for Starbucks.
The Spectator
July 16 2007 7:20 AMAlger Hiss Rides AgainSpy case erupts; defenders turn to Nixonian tactics.
The Spectator
June 1 2007 5:29 PMThe Return of the Magic BulletTwo new JFK books clash over conspiracy theory.
The Spectator
May 4 2007 3:59 PMAbu Ghraib, Virginia Tech, The Sopranos, TarantinoTrapped in the fog of media violence.
The Spectator
April 3 2007 6:35 PMSaul Bellow and the Bad FishA new way of explaining the genius of Ravelstein.
The Spectator
March 6 2007 3:52 PMThe Last Temptation of Norman MailerWhat will he make of "Hitler's Chappaquiddick"?
The Book Club
Sept. 21 2006 3:38 PMBattling the American Shakespeare Industrial Complex
The Spectator
April 10 2008 2:22 PMFrom Slo-Mo to No-MoErrol Morris and the strange power of superslow motion.
The Spectator
Feb. 27 2008 7:57 PMThe Fate of Nabokov's Laura, Part IIDmitri turns to his dead father for advice on whether to burn the manuscript.
The Spectator
Jan. 30 2008 6:20 PMIn Defense of IncandescenceCongress bans beauty as an environmental hazard.
The Spectator
Dec. 27 2007 3:10 PMWhere Is the Schmaltz of Yesteryear?Christmas Eve in a Jewish deli.
The Spectator
Nov. 29 2007 6:07 PMTalkin' World War IIIThe return of the repressed.
The Spectator
Nov. 2 2007 2:55 PMA Tale of Two ComicsMeet the anti-Seinfeld, Jerry's brilliant, twisted, evil twin.
The Spectator
Oct. 4 2007 10:54 AMMagazines, Bring Back the Write-Around!Regain your dignity with this secret weapon.
The Spectator
Aug. 31 2007 3:52 PMThe Return of the Doomsday Machine?Please don't count on me to save the world again.
The Spectator
Aug. 1 2007 1:40 PMGetting Comfy With GenocideIs the word losing its power to shock us into action?
The Spectator
June 19 2007 5:37 PMThe Worst Celebrity Profile Ever Written?Angelina Jolie, "the best woman in the world."
The Spectator
May 18 2007 3:00 PMCancer Comes to Country MusicOld-fashioned tear-jerking or emotional porn?
The Spectator
April 18 2007 3:11 PM"Where the Wings Have No Shame"What's Skymall culture really about?
The Spectator
March 21 2007 4:37 PMThe Hostile New Age Takeover of YogaThere's nothing worse than narcissism posing as humility.
Nov. 2 2006 7:49 PMNot Very NiceThe Borat movie: They botched the joke.
The Book Club
Sept. 20 2006 1:59 PMNo One Really Knows How To Read King Lear.




Talking White

Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Ridiculously Polite. That’s What Scares Beijing So Much.

The One Fact About Ebola That Should Calm You: It Spreads Slowly

Operation Backbone

How White Boy Rick, a legendary Detroit cocaine dealer, helped the FBI uncover brazen police corruption.

A Jaw-Dropping Political Ad Aimed at Young Women, Apparently

The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 4:05 PM Today in GOP Outreach to Women: You Broads Like Wedding Dresses, Right?

How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

How Tattoo Parlors Became the Barber Shops of Hipster Neighborhoods

This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century

Oct. 1 2014 8:34 AM This Gargantuan Wind Farm in Wyoming Would Be the Hoover Dam of the 21st Century To undertake a massively ambitious energy project, you don’t need the government anymore.
  News & Politics
Oct. 1 2014 7:26 PM Talking White Black people’s disdain for “proper English” and academic achievement is a myth.
Buy a Small Business
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 PM Inking the Deal Why tattoo parlors are a great small-business bet.
Oct. 1 2014 6:02 PM Facebook Relaxes Its “Real Name” Policy; Drag Queens Celebrate
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 1 2014 5:11 PM Celebrity Feminist Identification Has Reached Peak Meaninglessness
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Oct. 1 2014 3:24 PM Revelry (and Business) at Mohonk Photos and highlights from Slate’s annual retreat.
Brow Beat
Oct. 1 2014 9:39 PM Tom Cruise Dies Over and Over Again in This Edge of Tomorrow Supercut
Future Tense
Oct. 1 2014 6:59 PM EU’s Next Digital Commissioner Thinks Keeping Nude Celeb Photos in the Cloud Is “Stupid”
  Health & Science
Oct. 1 2014 4:03 PM Does the Earth Really Have a “Hum”? Yes, but probably not the one you’re thinking.
Sports Nut
Oct. 1 2014 5:19 PM Bunt-a-Palooza! How bad was the Kansas City Royals’ bunt-all-the-time strategy in the American League wild-card game?