Hold These Truths is an invaluable reminder that alternative facts are not a new thing.
World War II
The King’s Choice is a thoughtful nail-biter, a suspenseful historical drama.
The Wermacht cut its swathe through France at a rate that amazed Winston Churchill in no small part because it was on speed.
Dunkirk is a rousing testament to how common people, when called, can unite against adversity.
Alan Furst’s books are spy thrillers infused with a crisp, rather than a flowery, literary sensibility.
Despite the dazzling rewards of this virtuoso Underground Railway Theater production, Copenhagen short circuits its central theme.
Dramatist Laurence Carr has a gift for vivid characterization and for creating a concrete sense of time and place.
Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano understands that time periods can mesh, interpenetrate, layer up, blend, and blur naturally in the mind.
Martin Amis’s fiction, bleak though it often is, paradoxically remains compelling and pleasurable to read because of how well he writes about dreadful things.
Fred Turner’s counterintuitive and subtle argument in The Democratic Surround draws a direct line between the design of museum exhibitions and the Be-Ins of the Summer of Love.