20 March 2010

Reality bites

Non-fiction gets no respect as literature. And it should.  “The genre emits a whiff of the déclassé, served (especially in literature departments) with a garnish of […]
20 March 2010

The continuing wasteland

Columnist David Brooks of the New York Times in an online chat session a couple of weeks ago on the decline of cultural discourse: “One of […]
18 March 2010

R.S.V.P.? R.V.O.M!

Rand Richards Cooper, writing on the op-edit page of the IHT yesterday, confronts a vexing contemporary social problem. Two responses are necessary: (1) Right on! (2) […]
17 March 2010

St. Patrick’s Day puzzle

Michael Dirda, the Washington Post book critic and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, asks: “How is it that this small island has produced so […]