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Saving Mr. Disney

Saving Mr. Disney

The fairy tale is about a movie studio, not Mary Poppins.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Vincent of Lérins

Tradition Unbound

A church father gets an ideological makeover.

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

January 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

sierra club / ballantine books

Remember the Future?

The population bomb was ticking, and apocalypse was next in line .  .  .

BY PATRICK ALLITT

January 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Jack Oakie, Loretta Young, Clark Gable in ‘The Call of the Wild’ (1935)

The Ice Palace

Jack London’s thousand words a day.

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

January 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Donna Tartt

Identity Theft

How we know, or don’t know, who we are.

BY EVE TUSHNET

January 27, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 19

Newscom

Practice, Practice?

Great athletes are born, not made.

BY MICHAEL M. ROSEN

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

J. Harvie Wilkinson, Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork

Is There a Third Way?

Challenge, not deference, to the majority.

BY JONATHAN V. LAST

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

President Obama and Led Zeppelin (2012)

Slighting Downhill

From highbrow to lowbrow, in black tie.

BY PETER TONGUETTE

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

‘Le déjeuner sur l’herbe’ by Édouard Manet (1863)

Heroic by Nature

Émile Zola and the literary representation of art.

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

Leonardo DiCaprio

Wild in the Street

Too much on the spending, too little on the getting.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

John Adams, Thomas Jefferson

Act I, Scene Two

Following George Washington was a complicated business.

BY JAMES M. BANNER JR.

January 20, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 18

Interrobang T-shirt

Period Piece

The theory and meaning of our own hieroglyphics.

BY BRIAN P. KELLY

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

European Union bureaucrats protesting pay/staff cuts, Brussels (2012)

Continental Drift

A quarantine for the Sick Men of Europe.

BY DAVID AIKMAN

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

Leonard Bernstein in rehearsal with the New York Philharmonic (1957)

Sincerely, Lenny

The correspondence of Manhattan’s Maestro.

BY JOHN SIMON

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

J. T. Rogers

Stagecraftsman

An appreciation of J. T. Rogers.

BY JONATHAN LEAF

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

Boys and girls playing sandlot baseball (1946)

Play’s the Thing

Send children outside, and let them be children.

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence

Do the Hustle

Sex, drugs, and politics in the Age of Disco.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

morandi bruno / zumapress / newscom

The Gateway City

Why the tip of Morocco is a magnet for writers.

BY THOMAS SWICK

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

cbs films

Folksinger’s Blues

The Coens find their voice in early 1960s Greenwich Village.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

David Horowitz (2011)

A Good Fight

The political journey of David Horowitz.

BY VLADIMIR TISMANEANU

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

Morbid Visionary

Morbid Visionary

Poe’s tortured soul is exposed at the Morgan Library.

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

The Huntington Library

Cynic’s Progress

The brave life and mysterious death of Ambrose Bierce.

BY ANDREW FERGUSON

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

Earl Hines and his former manager, Pfc. Charles Carpenter

Our Fatha

Rediscovering the piano artistry of Earl Hines.

BY COLIN FLEMING

December 30 - January 6, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 16

President Obama and friends defending the Affordable Care Act, December 3, 2013

Undoing the Damage

The (legal) case against Obamacare.

BY TERRY EASTLAND

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

‘Mistress and Maid’ by Johannes Vermeer (ca. 1666-67)

Dutch Masters

The greatest of whom is much in evidence here.

BY DANIEL GELERNTER

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

‘Mother, Wilfred wrote a bad word!’

Uncivil Tongues

The evolution of forbidden language.

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

Toni Servillo

Eternal Rome

A flawed gem features a brilliant performance.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

Napoleon by Ingres (1806)

Emperor of Europe

The little Corsican with some big ideas.

BY LAWRENCE KLEPP

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

Rosemary Clooney in ‘The Stars Are Singing’ (1953)

Rosie the Riveting

How a great pop singer regained her voice.

BY JOHN CHECK

December 23, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 15

‘The Upcoming Schönberg Concert’ (1913)

On the Brink

A world in transition before the Great War.

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

John Lennon, George Harrison, Sir Paul McCartney, and Pete Best

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

The first of three (!) volumes on the Fab Four.

BY EDWARD ACHORN

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14

Ronald Reagan campaigning for governor of California (1966)

Stardust Memories

Not so long ago, Hollywood was a two-party town.

BY TEVI TROY

December 16, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 14