At the end of the movie I remember my grim-faced grandmother saying, “Well, that isn’t what I expected.” Nor did anyone else in America, writes Ed Siegel.
Since Nov. 8, 2016 I have gained 10 pounds, writes Deborah J. Bennett. Friends have confessed to seeking solace in vodka tonics, hot yoga, Ativan and art.
To be sure, the movie is imperfect with its frivolities and clichés. But for once, writes Ying-Ju Lai, let’s just have some fun.
As I waited, a woman in sunglasses and a floor-length, white fur coat appeared, sat down at the piano, and began to play.
This kinder, gentler Republicanism isn’t in the immediate offing, writes Rich Barlow. But leaders have upended party orthodoxy before.
Arts and cultural organizations drive tourism, retain local dollars, and attract new dollars to main streets and downtown districts, writes Matt Wilson.
Others who participated in the study might have unknown twin siblings, writes Sarah Ruth Bates, and the university should release the data.
Vincent Valdez's provocative painting, which depicts a modern-day gathering of the Ku Klux Klan, has reignited the debate about intention and appropriation in art.
Many students enter college unsure of what they want to be when they grow up, writes Rich Barlow. Liberal arts let them explore various fields and options.
“Give me your tired your poor” has always been a rallying cry, writes Anita Diamant, but perhaps never more urgently than today.
Fred Rogers modeled an approach that emphasized the virtue of empathy, writes Sharon Brody, and the need for open hearts and open minds.
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.