If you’ve recently been mourning the end of the Novel of Ideas—take heart. And dig in, for Submission offers a smorgasbord.
How can you act sanely when your country is brazenly committing genocide? Many of us didn’t.
There are so many characters to root for in “The Wanting” that you tend to read with your head swimming, and with an increasing sense of urgency as the senseless is revealed to have a logic of its own.
Critic Paul Berman’s problem with the arts plays too significant a role in his work to be written off as but the tin ear of an historian and social thinker with weightier matters on his mind; his misreading of the arts is a fulcrum of his social thinking. The Flight of the Intellectuals, by Paul […]
by Bill Marx “The way of the Samurai is a natural way of the Universe, Ma, and to learn it, one must live one’s life from first to last in self-control. I know all about that stuff now.” — Wynne in Adam Rapp’s “Stone Cold Dead Serious” Just how far are American playwrights from dramatizing […]
Salman Rushdie’s latest novel wants readers to fall in love with — or at least feel sympathy for — an Islamic militant.