The idea, which should never have made it out of the boardroom, instead took off and enabled Barr’s worst tendencies.
The late, great author saw both sides of life -- its existential dread and the absolute silliness of it all.
Like all great works of literature, “The Plot Against America” has become more and more prescient as the years pass -- and ever more terrifying to read.
Americans are becoming a people incapable of facing the essential moral crises of our age, writes Steve Almond. That's why “Fahrenheit 451” resonates so deeply with our historical moment.
His stories were alive on the page and because of this, writes John J. Winters, they will retain a powerful resonance long after we’re all gone.
The genius of Apu is that his character mocks those who lack the curiosity or compassion to understand a different society, writes Sushrut Jangi.
Kanye West tweets about subjects the field addresses, but calling his book “philosophy” erodes the discipline, writes Sarah Bates.
The extraordinary story at the heart of a new Netflix documentary raises unsettling questions about the nature of community, leadership and democracy.
We have no shortage of hot takes on events of the day, writes Tracy Mayor. What I long for is a 10,000-foot view about where we’re heading as a nation.
As the film industry has evolved, it has usually opened the door for new voices, writes John J. Winters. Let's hope that continues.
As the old saying goes, better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Author Anita Diamant watched rehearsals for a local production of the Shakespeare play -- particularly popular right now -- and ruminated on similarities between the two leaders.
Until we’re all able to put aside our fear of looking directly at all forms of abuse, of knowing and naming it, we won’t transcend it, writes Tracy Strauss.
History is born and lives in the now, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, when we must once again fly “into the light of a dark black night.”
Thanks to #MeToo, we’ve settled the question of whether parading around naked in a bathrobe is an acceptable management practice, writes Tiziana Dearing. It's time we move on to other...
Women have been silenced from public speaking for millennia, writes Anita Diamant. But now, Bee and Thede have ended the reign of all-male, nighttime comedy talk-show hosts.
Munro Leaf's “The Story of Ferdinand" is brilliant, sly and humane. Its movie counterpart is all overkill, all the time.
"The Magnificat," the oldest Christmas carol, is sung by Mary, alone and pregnant, writes William Bole. The song, which speaks of sending "the rich away empty," has occasionally been banned...
The modern Christmas had sunk roots long before Scrooge strolled dyspeptically across the printed page, writes Rich Barlow.
As his self-justification makes clear, the problem for Charlie Rose, writes Barbara E. Will, is in part a problem of language.