How Days of Thunder Changed Hollywood—For the Better
If We’re Truly Serious About Stopping Massacres Like Aurora, We Need to Cure Our Addiction to Evil
How War Changed Paul Fussell, and How Fussell Changed American Letters
Robert Nozick: Responding to the critics of my essay on the philosophical father of libertarianism.
Robert Nozick, father of libertarianism: Even he gave up on the movement he inspired.
The secret of Oprah’s success.
J.D. Salinger, the great poet of post-traumatic stress.
The 50th anniversary of A Separate Peace.
Revisiting the Replacements’ Let It Be on the album’s 25th anniversary.
Jay McInerney’s How It Ended.
What is it about Morrissey’s voice that still breaks my heart?
Bruce Springsteen misreads the national mood in his halftime performance.
On the eve of Valkyrie, revisiting Tom Cruise in Risky Business.
The Paul Newman scene I keep replaying in my head.
More on the Roger Clemens hearing.
A response to “Liberal Creationism.’
The musical genius of Jens Lekman.
Why liberal snobs listened to Imus.