Europe is a landscape; East Asia a seascape. Therein lies a crucial difference between the 20th and 21st centuries. The most contested areas of the globe in the last century lay on dry land in…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 15, 2011
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4078 words)
Questioning the moral heroism of India’s most revered figure… More » The writings
LENGTH: 1 minutes (293 words)
Some 25 years have passed since the publication of Paul Fussell’s naughty treat Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, and I think this quarter-century mark merits the raising of either a yachting pennant, an American flag, or a wind sock with the Budweiser logo (corresponding to Fussell’s demarcations of Upper Class, Middle Class, and Prole). For readers who somehow missed this snide, martini-dry American classic, do have your assistant Tessa run out and get it immediately (Upper), or at least be sure to worriedly skim this magazine summary over a low-fat bagel (Middle), because Fussell’s bibelot-rich tropes still resonate.
It's Revival Week at the United House of Prayer, a celebration the church stages three times a year to purge its parishioners of sin. Tonight is a…
The case against George Huguely in the death of fellow UVA lacrosse player Yeardley Love seems open-and-shut, but why did it happen? And could it have been prevented?
PUBLISHED: June 1, 2011
LENGTH: 32 minutes (8113 words)
In an exclusive interview, the secretary of state says Beijing's human rights record is "deplorable" and it is "trying to stop history" by opposing the advance of democracy. "It was during this part of the conversation, when the subject of China, and its frightened reaction to the Arab Spring, came up, that she took an almost-Reaganesque turn, calling into question not just Beijing's dismal human rights record, but the future of the Chinese regime itself."
Birther Phil WolfPresident Obama did not end the "birther" movement today. Hours after the president released his long-form birth
PUBLISHED: April 27, 2011
LENGTH: 2 minutes (737 words)