8:00 AM, Jun 18, 2011 • By KATE HAVARD
In time for summer, two dispatches of interest from the world of publishing.
Big Business Progressives, from TR to Obama12:03 PM, May 28, 2011 • By TIM CARNEY
The Triumph of Conservatism
By Gabriel Kolko
Since he began running for President, Barack Obama has made a full time job of pretending to battle against the special interests. Somehow, even after letting the drug industry write the health-care bill, supporting the Wall Street bailouts, ramping up corporate welfare of all stripes, and sending the government-lobbyist revolving door spinning, Obama gets away with it.
He must have studied Teddy Roosevelt.
10:19 AM, May 21, 2011 • By MICHAEL MOYNIHAN
Is there anything more irritating than that predictable sigh, so often heard from the trendy anti-gentrification crowd, that New York was so much better, so much more authentic, when one couldn’t walk through Central Park without fear of sexual molestation; when Times Square was an outdoor brothel, controlled by illiterate gangsters who kept out both horrid corporations and those even more horrid (and uncool) tourists from Omaha?
Book recommendations from the staff of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.12:03 PM, Apr 30, 2011 • By THE WEEKLY STANDARD
One of these days when Hollywood needs a break from the superhero genre, they're going to make comic book movies out of Greg Rucka's fantastic Queen & Country books. Based on a small British MI6 team of agents, Queen & Country might be the most realistic spy series done in the last 20 years: The agents spend most of their time sitting around, waiting for something to happen.
11:36 AM, Apr 26, 2011 • By KATHERINE EASTLAND
Who doesn’t love an animal logo? Allen Lane knew that, in 1935, when he published the first 10 Penguin books in London. The six pence paperbacks arrived in bookshops sporting the avian logo and no other graphics, just broad bands of color at the top and bottom. General fiction had orange bands; crime fiction, green; biography, dark blue. The uniform cover font was Gill Sans-Serif.
The strange case of Dr. Dodgson and Mr. Carroll.Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By JOSEPH BOTTUM
The Alice Behind Wonderland
by Simon Winchester
A definition of genocide that makes sense of history.Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By AARON ROTHSTEIN
by Norman Naimark
Echoes of Africa in the words of an American master.Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By FRANKLIN FREEMAN
African Culture and Melville’s Art
The Creative Process in Benito Cereno and Moby Dick
The mortal implications of man’s place in nature.Apr 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 28 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP
The Immortalization Commission Science and the Strange Quest
to Cheat Death
by John Gray
Socializing with David Brooks6:00 PM, Mar 17, 2011 • By MATT KATZENBERGER
If you want to see how liberals age, visit Washington D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose. Conservative columnist David Brooks braved the crowd there Wednesday tonight, touting his latest book, The Social Animal. Brooks’ favored-son status among the liberal intelligentsia slightly diminishes the heroism of his trip, though tensions did rise when he praised Reagan’s economic revolution.
Juan Diego Florez and Andrew Ferguson.10:27 AM, Feb 28, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Two memorable events in Washington, D.C. yesterday afternoon: a recital at the Kennedy Center by the spectacular Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Florez; and a book party at a home in Northwest D.C. for the spectacular American author, our own Andrew Ferguson.
4:00 PM, Feb 25, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
The Washington Post has a review up of the new book by Andrew Ferguson, Senior Editor of THE WEEKLY STANDARD. The new book, Crazy U, tells the story of Ferguson's struggles getting his son through the college admissions process.
Ferguson's regular readers are unlikely to be surprised by this, but the Post's nonfiction editor gave Crazy U a rave review:
Forecasting the Prize is less like handicapping the ponies than shooting craps, so let the dice roll.2:55 PM, Oct 6, 2010 • By LEE SMITH
Tomorrow the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and various sportsbooks, like Ladbroke’s, are laying odds. But since the Swedish academy’s methods for selecting the prize-winner are a mystery to all but its members, those odds reflect almost exclusively the opinions of gamblers, most of whom are rather like the horseplayers who bet their favorite number or color of the jockey’s silks. That is to say, they’re suckers.