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  1. Books & Arts
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    Alexis de Wannabe (Review)
    American Vertigo, by Bernard-Henri Levy
    1. American Vertigo by Bernard-Henri Levy
    The Weekly Standard, April 17, 2006, pp. 29-30
  2. [+]
    Art & Letters (Review)
    The Hundred Thousand Fools of God, by Theodore Levin
    1. The Hundred Thousand Fools of God by Theodore Levin
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1997, p. 98
  3. [+]
    Arts & Letters (Review)
    Ornament, by Michael Snodin
    1. Ornament by Michael Snodin
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1996, p. 97
  4. [+]
    Arts & Letters (Review)
    The Birth of Bebop, by Scott DeVeaux
    1. The Birth of Bebop by Scott DeVeaux
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1998, p. 100
  5. [+]
    Arts & Letters (Review)
    The Great American Thing, by Wanda M. Corn
    1. The Great American Thing by Wanda M. Corn
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 2000, p. 134
  6. [+]
    Assimilation and Private Life (Review)
    Hunger of Memory, by Richard Rodriguez
    1. Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez
    The Public Interest, Summer 1982, pp. 153-157
  7. Beautiful Dreamer
    Henri Rousseau and the apotheosis of the Sunday painter
    The Weekly Standard, October 16, 2006, pp. 35-37
  8. Body and Soul
    The Musical Miseducation of Youth
    The Public Interest, Spring 1998, pp. 36-49
  9. Letter from Washington
    Booksellers at play
    The New Criterion, September 1987, pp. 67-70
  10. [+]
    Cedar Tavern Days (Review)
    The Last Avant-Garde, by David Lehman
    1. The Last Avant-Garde by David Lehman
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1999, pp. 94-95
  11. Books & Arts
    Celluloid War
    The Weekly Standard, January 23, 2006, pp. 33-35
  12. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    An Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison
    1. An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1996, p. 84
  13. [+]
    Contemporary Affairs (Review)
    The Lipstick Proviso, by Karen Lehrman
    1. The Lipstick Proviso by Karen Lehrman
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1997, p. 105
  14. Creating Culture
    Reason, December 1997, p. 38
  15. Crossing the Rubicon
    HBO get "Rome" right
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006, pp. 71-73
  16. Culture Wars
    How to Talk about Art
    National Review, May 30, 1994, p. 64
  17. Arts and Letters
    Deformation of Character
    The Harpers Monthly, May 1981, pp. 66-68
  18. [+]
    Dystopia, Feminist-Fundamentalist Style (Review)
    The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood
    1. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
    Reason, October 1986, p. 54
  19. [+]
    Ed vs. Joe vs. CBS (Review)
    Good Night, and Good Luck (2005 Film), by George Clooney
    1. Good Night, and Good Luck (2005 Film) by George Clooney
    The Weekly Standard, October 31, 2005, pp. 41-42
  20. Fake Blood
    Why Nothing Gets Done About Media Violence
    The Brookings Review, Fall 1993, pp. 20-23
  21. [+]
    The Family Linen (2 Reviews)
    Children's Secrets, by Thomas J. Cottle
    1. Children's Secrets by Thomas J. Cottle
    2. Growing Up Free by Letty Cottin Pogrebin
    The Public Interest, Winter 1981, pp. 97-102
  22. Feminism and Abortion
    The Atlantic Monthly, April 1990, pp. 79-88
  23. The Great Pretenders
    How television animates the corridors of power
    The Weekly Standard, September 19, 2005, pp. 58-60
  24. Television
    A "guide" to popular culture?
    The New Criterion, June 1987, pp. 46-50
  25. [+]
    History (Review)
    Mothers of Invention, by Drew Gilpin Faust
    1. Mothers of Invention by Drew Gilpin Faust
    The Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1996, p. 80
  26. Hole in Our Soul (1994)
    The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music
    6 Reviews, 2 Readable
  27. Hollow Rock
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1993, pp. 10-31
  28. Books & Arts
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    Hollywood Means Business (Review)
    The Big Picture, by Edward Jay Epstein
    1. The Big Picture by Edward Jay Epstein
    The Weekly Standard, April 25, 2005, pp. 31-34
  29. Books & Arts
    Hopper's World
    Solitude, light, and harbingers of death
    The Weekly Standard, October 15, 2007, pp. 32-36
  30. [+]
    Irish Troubles, Irish Truths (Review)
    Cal, by Bernard MacLaverty
    1. Cal by Bernard MacLaverty
    The New Republic, September 19, 1983, pp. 30-31
  31. Books & Arts
    Klee's Craft
    The Weekly Standard, August 21, 2006, pp. 33-35
  32. The Life of the Mind
    A Harvard story.
    The American Spectator, April 1985, pp. 24-27
  33. [+]
    Lincoln Bicentennial, 1809-2009 (5 Reviews)
    Unfinished Work
    1. Abraham Lincoln (1930 Film) by D.W. Griffith
    2. Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940 Film) by John Cromwell
    3. Young Mr. Lincoln (1939 Film) by John Ford
    4. Gore Vidal's Lincoln (1988 Film) by Lamont Johnson
    5. A House Divided: Abraham and Mary Lincoln (2000 Film) by David Grubin
    The Claremont Review of Books, December 2008, pp. 67-69
  34. [+]
    The Music King from New Orleans (Review)
    Bamboula! The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, by S. Frederick Starr
    1. Bamboula! The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk by S. Frederick Starr
    The Wilson Quarterly, Winter 1995, pp. 105-107
  35. Music Philosophy and Generation Y
    A few reasons to be hopeful amidst the flotsam and jetsam of popular culture.
    The Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2000, p. 14
  36. Music: Dylan and Tradition
    Bob Dylan's 60th birthday
    National Review, August 20, 2001, p. 49
  37. Nadine Gordimer's South Africa
    When politics and art must mix.
    The American Spectator, November 1981, pp. 18-22
  38. A Night at the Oscars
    The Weekly Standard, March 14, 2005, pp. 41-42
  39. Notes & Comment: The Shock-Art Fallacy
    The Atlantic Monthly, February 1994, pp. 18-20
  40. [+]
    Notes of a Hanging Judge (Review)
    Notes of a Hanging Judge, by Stanley Crouch
    1. Notes of a Hanging Judge by Stanley Crouch
    The American Spectator, September 1990, p. 35
  41. [+]
    On Busing in Boston (2 Reviews)
    The Hardest Lesson, by Pamela Bullard and Judith Stoia
    1. The Hardest Lesson by Pamela Bullard and Judith Stoia
    2. Fire Watch by Alan Dennis Burke
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1980, pp. 77-79
  42. On Television
    The Problem With Post-Racism
    The New Republic, August 5, 1985, pp. 25-27
  43. Paint by Numbers
    New Deal art and the problems of public patronage
    The Weekly Standard, November 16, 2009, pp. 38-42
  44. [+]
    Pocahontas in Love (Review)
    The New World (2005 Film), by Terrence Malick
    1. The New World (2005 Film) by Terrence Malick
    The Weekly Standard, February 20, 2006, pp. 45-46
  45. Books & Arts
    Rah! Rah! Dada!
    The subversive moment in modern art
    The Weekly Standard, May 1, 2006, pp. 35-39
  46. [+]
    Religion & Philosophy (Review)
    The Importance of Living, by Lin Yutang
    1. The Importance of Living by Lin Yutang
    The Wilson Quarterly, Autumn 1996, p. 103
  47. [+]
    Religion & Philosophy (Review)
    Striving Towards Being, by Robert Faggen, Thomas Merton, and Czeslaw Milosz, ...
    1. Striving Towards Being by Robert Faggen, Thomas Merton, and Czeslaw Milosz, ...
    The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1998, p. 107
  48. Remember Elvis
    The Weekly Standard, August 20, 2007, pp. 43-45
  49. The Road to Rambo III
    The New Republic, July 18, 1988, pp. 30-33
  50. [+]
    Romance a la Mode (Review)
    Hotel du Lac, by Anita Brookner
    1. Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner
    The New Republic, March 25, 1985, p. 37
  51. Shadow Play
    Brith of a Blockbuster
    The Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2006, pp. 74-77
  52. [+]
    Shadow Play: A Monument to Adams (Review)
    John Adams (2008 Film), by Tom Hooper
    1. John Adams (2008 Film) by Tom Hooper
    The Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2008, pp. 55-57
  53. Shadow Play
    Shadow Play: Animation and Aspiration
    The Claremont Review of Books, December 2, 2009, pp. 63-65
  54. [+]
    Shadow Play: Cultural Learnings for Make Benefit Glorious Comedy of Sacha Baron Cohen (Review)
    Borat (2006 Film), by Larry Charles
    1. Borat (2006 Film) by Larry Charles
    The Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, pp. 67-69
  55. [+]
    Shadow Play: Out of Focus (2 Reviews)
    The Departed (2006 Film), by Martin Scorsese
    1. The Departed (2006 Film) by Martin Scorsese
    2. Infernal Affairs (2002 Film) by Siu Fai Mak and Wai-Keung Lau
    The Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2007, pp. 59-64
  56. [+]
    Shadow Play: Reel Queens (2 Reviews)
    The Queen (2006 Film), by Stephen Frears
    1. The Queen (2006 Film) by Stephen Frears
    2. Marie Antoinette (2006 Film) by Sofia Coppola
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2006, pp. 75-77
  57. Shadow Play: Uncaptive Mind
    The Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2006, pp. 75-77
  58. [+]
    Shadow Play: Whatever It Takes (5 Reviews)
    In the Valley of Elah (2006 Film), by Paul Haggis
    1. In the Valley of Elah (2006 Film) by Paul Haggis
    2. The Kingdom (2007 Film) by Peter Berg
    3. Rendition (2007 Film) by Gavin Hood
    4. Lions for Lambs (2007 Film) by Robert Redford
    5. 24~~Twenty-Four (2007 Film) by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007, pp. 58-61
  59. [+]
    The Social Scientist as Novelist (Review)
    Women of Crisis, by Robert Coles and Jane Hallowell Coles
    1. Women of Crisis by Robert Coles and Jane Hallowell Coles
    The Public Interest, Fall 1978, pp. 143-146
  60. [+]
    Sociologists' Hollywood (Review)
    Hollywood's America, by Stephen Powers #2, David J. Rothman, and Stanley Rothman, ...
    1. Hollywood's America by Stephen Powers #2, David J. Rothman, and Stanley Rothman, ...
    National Review, November 25, 1996, pp. 70-71
  61. Story
    The 'New Yorker' Story
    The Harpers Monthly, July 1984, pp. 69-76
  62. The Talkies/A Cartoon Odyssey
    The American Spectator, August 1983, pp. 28-29
  63. [+]
    The Talkies/Against All Bods (Review)
    Against All Odds (1984 Film), by Taylor Hackford
    1. Against All Odds (1984 Film) by Taylor Hackford
    The American Spectator, May 1984, p. 30
  64. [+]
    The Talkies/Bad Boys Inside Out (Review)
    Bad Boys (1983 Film), by Rick Rosenthal
    1. Bad Boys (1983 Film) by Rick Rosenthal
    The American Spectator, June 1983, p. 33
  65. Departments
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    The Talkies/Big Man on Campus (Review)
    The World According to Garp (1982 Film), by George Roy Hill
    1. The World According to Garp (1982 Film) by George Roy Hill
    The American Spectator, October 1982, pp. 20-21
  66. [+]
    The Talkies/Hoffman Bouffant (Review)
    Tootsie (1982 Film), by Sydney Pollack
    1. Tootsie (1982 Film) by Sydney Pollack
    The American Spectator, March 1983, pp. 28-29
  67. [+]
    The Talkies/Jogging to the Finland Station (Review)
    Reds (1981 Film), by Warren Beatty
    1. Reds (1981 Film) by Warren Beatty
    The American Spectator, March 1982, p. 29
  68. [+]
    The Talkies/Pop's Diner (Review)
    Diner (1982 Film), by Barry Levinson
    1. Diner (1982 Film) by Barry Levinson
    The American Spectator, July 1982, p. 26
  69. [+]
    The Talkies/Rosenbergs II (Review)
    Daniel (1983 Film), by Sidney Lumet
    1. Daniel (1983 Film) by Sidney Lumet
    The American Spectator, November 1983, pp. 34-35
  70. [+]
    The Talkies/Silkwood (Review)
    Silkwood (1983 Film), by Mike Nichols
    1. Silkwood (1983 Film) by Mike Nichols
    The American Spectator, March 1984, pp. 31-32
  71. [+]
    The Talkies/Streep Tease (Review)
    Sophie's Choice (1982 Film), by Alan J. Pakula
    1. Sophie's Choice (1982 Film) by Alan J. Pakula
    The American Spectator, April 1983, pp. 30-31
  72. The Talkies/The Meisterslinger
    The American Spectator, January 1983, p. 28
  73. [+]
    The Talkies/The Right Fluff (Review)
    The Right Stuff (1983 Film), by Philip Kaufman
    1. The Right Stuff (1983 Film) by Philip Kaufman
    The American Spectator, January 1984, pp. 34-35
  74. [+]
    The Talkies/The Wimp from Outer Space (Review)
    E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 Film), by Steven Spielberg
    1. E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 Film) by Steven Spielberg
    The American Spectator, September 1982, pp. 26-27
  75. Toni Morrison's "Beloved"
    The New Criterion, January 1988, pp. 34-40
  76. [+]
    Top of the World, Skipper! (Review)
    Gilligan Unbound, by Paul A. Cantor
    1. Gilligan Unbound by Paul A. Cantor
    The Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2002, p. 16
  77. Books & Arts
    [+]
    Troubled Soul (2 Reviews)
    I Feel Good, by James Brown and Marc Eliot
    1. I Feel Good by James Brown and Marc Eliot
    2. James Brown: The Godfather of Soul by James Brown and Bruce Tucker
    The Weekly Standard, August 1, 2005, pp. 31-34
  78. [+]
    Wars of Ideas (Review)
    Toward a New Public Diplomacy, by Philip Seib
    1. Toward a New Public Diplomacy by Philip Seib
    The Weekly Standard, January 25, 2010, pp. 33-35
  79. [+]
    What Gordon Knew (Review)
    Peru, by Gordon Lish
    1. Peru by Gordon Lish
    The New Republic, May 5, 1986, pp. 40-41
  80. What Is This Dreck?
    The Women's Quarterly, Fall 1994, pp. 3-4
  81. Where Do We Go From Here?
    The American Spectator, December 1982, p. 47
  82. [+]
    1976 (Review)
    Roots, by Alex Haley
    1. Roots by Alex Haley
    Reason, May 1988, p. 79
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