I can’t wait to get back to the U.S. Open later this summer. In the interest of making a more emotional connection between players and their fans, the Womens Tennis Association just launched its campaign called “Strong is Beautiful.” From the Times’ story about the […]

For $2.5 million you can own Norman Mailer’s last home, his apartment in Brooklyn Heights. Mr. Mailer died in 2007, but since that time his apartment has remained as it was when he lived there. From the New York Times: “Now Michael and his eight […]

A great paragraph from Morris Dickstein about the decline of book culture. He made the remarks at a panel on “The Next Decade in Book Culture,” with special emphasis in criticism and book reviewing, at the PEN World Voices Festival, April 27, 2011, cosponsored by […]

This post’s title is also the title of a book containing many essays and other works on the state of journalism by Anna Politkovskaya, a special correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta who was murdered in Moscow on October 7, 2006, for her probing […]

The more I read about the late Daniel Bell, the more I like him. I recently picked up a copy of his classic The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. I’ve set it aside to read Fukuyama’s latest, but I intend to pick it up again very […]