The Secret Service's new Twitter feed: what to expect from this most clandestine of tweeting agencies.
Why David Foster Wallace inspires such devotion in his fans.
Super, with Rainn Wilson, reviewed: It’s not what you expect.
Why is Simon Winchester so popular? Assessing the author of The Professor and the Madman and other books.
Bill Cunningham New York reviewed: a documentary portrait of the legendary, ascetic New York street photographer.
Is Charlie Sheen crazy? Or are we crazy for looking at his meltdown as entertainment?
Starbucks’ 40th birthday: Does Mcdonald’s, Starbucks, or Dunkin’ Donuts have the best coffee?
The King’s Speech raises more questions about stuttering than it answers.
Natalie Portman: A movie star for a generation of overprogrammed children.
Up in the Air: A Response to Edward Tenner on the Subject of Bird-Watching
3,000 dead black birds and the ominous rise of amateur ornithology.
A Response to The New Yorker’s Richard Brody, on Sofia Coppola
You either love Sofia Coppola or hate her. Here’s why.
Ann Beattie’s New Yorker Stories help a generation understand itself.
Copy-Editing the Culture: The Rise and Fall of Woody Allen, as Experienced Through His Punctuation
What The Social Network gets wrong about Harvard—and Facebook.
Copy-Editing the Culture: National Punctuation Day and Waiting for “Superman”
Copy-Editing the Culture: Eat Pray Love
Copy-Editing the Culture: Grown Ups