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The Revenge Lecture

Feb 20, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 22

The Graying of the "Greening of America"

Charles Reich's famous book turns 35, but seems as juvenile as ever.

Dec 19, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 14

Virtuous Cycle

David Skinner, clubman.

Dec 5, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 12

Them Apples

"Extraordinary Machine" is well above average, and sometimes scintillating. Plus, a Feist postscript.

11:00 PM, Nov 10, 2005

Learning to Write

The Republic of Letters has a home at the Sewanee Writers' Conference.

Nov 14, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 09

Books 'R' Us

Signing autographs, and debating aesthetics, on the National Mall.

Oct 10, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 04

As I Lay Reading

Oprah makes the pilgrimage to Yoknapatawpha.

Sep 5, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 47

A Souter They Should've Spurned

Whoever Bush names, the left will pitch a fit.

Jul 25, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 42

Oprah vs. Faulkner

Taking pleasure in a meeting of opposites.

12:00 AM, Jun 17, 2005

Advanced Placement for All

The simple-minded logic of Newsweek's high-school rankings.

Jun 6, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 36

The Job Without Tears

Denis Leary's short-lived network sitcom was very good, but not as good as his pioneering cable drama.

12:00 AM, May 20, 2005

Peeping Thong

David Skinner, fashion critic.

May 23, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 34

Secret Vice

Miami Vice comes to DVD, complete with cars, girls, and pastels.

12:00 AM, Apr 29, 2005

Farewell to 'The Public Interest'

From the April 25, 2005 issue: America's finest political quarterly closes its doors.

Apr 25, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 30

Wannabe-Cons

David Skinner, happy insurgent.

Mar 28, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 26

Young Lady Sings the Blues

A new album evokes a whole era of great sad music.

11:00 PM, Feb 24, 2005

Come On Out to South Park . . .

. . . and meet Brian Anderson and the new breed of young conservatives.

11:00 PM, Jan 13, 2005

Cut to Commercial

David Skinner, some kind of TV addict.

Dec 27, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 15

Cheating History

Ambrose, Bellesiles, Ellis, and Goodwin-the historians who let us down.

Nov 29, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 11

In Vino Veritas

Alexander Payne's new movie, "Sideways," gets women, wine, and everything else, right.

1:20 PM, Nov 12, 2004

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