The Issue Issue

Joseph Epstein has issues.

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN


Portnoy’s Children

Portnoy’s Children

A famous/notorious novel yields its progeny.

Aug 5, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 44

tom labaff

Pretensions à la Carte

Joseph Epstein, dining without pretense

Jul 22, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 42

The Lonely Skybox by Joseph Epstein

The Lonely Skybox

Chicago is bereft of celebrity fans.

Jun 24, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 39

‘Portrait of Henri Cordier’ by Gustave Caillebotte (1883)

Truth of the Matter

The writing and editing of ‘fact.’

Jun 17, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 38

Go Google Yourself

Go Google Yourself

May 27, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 35

Audio-Dismal Aids

Audio-Dismal Aids

Joseph Epstein, PowerPointless

Apr 15, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 29

Saul Steinberg drawing Jean-Paul Sartre, 1946

Man With a Line

The gimlet eye of Saul Steinberg.

Mar 11, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 25

weepers keepers

Weepers Keepers

Joseph Epstein on sob stories

Mar 4, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 24

A monkey and a magazine

Slick Subscriber

Joseph Epstein, magazine marauder

Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17

Students with dictionary, Chubb Library, Ohio University, ca. 1961

Wars of Words

The story behind the stories about Webster’s Third.

Nov 12, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 09

Breakfast with the Bible

The Greatest Story Never Read

Joseph Epstein gets around to ‘In the beginning’

Oct 29, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 07

Raphael’s ‘School of Athens’

Who Killed the Liberal Arts?

And why we should care

Sep 17, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 01

Looking for a place in Chicago

The Great Apartment Hunt

Joseph Epstein's sweet home, Chicago

Aug 27, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 46

Cartoon of a man looking bored at the opera

The Proustian Solution

Joseph Epstein, concertgoer on the edge of his seat.

May 28, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 35

French political cartoon

Why Captain Dreyfus?

The shame and redemption of France.

May 21, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 34

Epstein Amazon

Down the AmaZone

Joseph Epstein, anxious author.

Apr 2, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 28

Photo of Bianca Jagger, Halston, Tatum O’Neal, Steve Rubell at Studio 54

Memoirs of a Voyeur

A firsthand account of the second-rate.

Mar 5, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 24

Caricature of a car salesman

Dancing with Wolves

Joseph Epstein, bitten buyer

Feb 13, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 21

Photo of Wolcott Gibbs, Dorothy Parker, and James Thurber

There at the New Yorker

The wit and wisdom of Wolcott Gibbs

Dec 12, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 13

Cartoon of a kindle at the cleaners

Kindle at the Cleaners

Joseph Epstein, by the book

Nov 14, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 09

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