On a Sunday in the summer of 1970, we were all herded up to the little church in Cúil Aodha for Mass. We were city kids sent ...
At one point in Elizabeth Strout’s 2016 novel My Name Is Lucy Barton, the narrator, a successful writer living in Manhattan, ...
I have the sense, on many days, that my city is at war with itself. Not in the visibly armed meaning of battle, but an ...
The trouble with the police force,” said Arthur Gerard, the private eye in Strangers on a Train, “is that it has a ...
Among Finnish peoples,” I read with close attention at age eleven in the impressively weighty Larousse Encyclopedia of ...
A tiny, thick-set little man with white hair—a Pickwickian cherub.” This was Richard Crossman’s first impression in 1946 of ...
Richard Strauss’s opera Salome—blasphemous and obscene in its libretto, fiercely dissonant in its music—had its scandalous ...
On October 1, 2021, we published Raja Shehadeh’s essay “The Nakba, Father’s Papers, and Jaffa Revisited.” Expanded from an ...
In 1863 the biologist T.H. Huxley proposed an African origin for humanity. Known as “Darwin’s bulldog” for his ferocious ...
In a single stroke, the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States offended France, ...