Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Daily Scholar

Full Disclosure Fridays

The New York literary life

Skyping Brazil

On the pleasure of a virtual dissertation defense

Phillip Lopate

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Northern Lights Thursdays

Die-Off

What is happening to Alaska’s murres?

Miranda Weiss

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View from Rue Saint-Georges Wednesdays

Neighborhood Haunts, Part 2

Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Next Line, Please Tuesdays

Addressing the Universe (or One Aspect of It)

David Lehman

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Teaching Lessons Mondays

Learning to Walk

George D. Greenia

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Current Issue

Cover Story

“We Must Not Be Enemies”

Progressives who wish for a less reactionary America could begin by trying to understand the Trump voter

Amitai Etzioni

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Works in Progress

Gratitude for a Femme Fatale

An excerpt from Peter Carlson’s memoir-in-progress

Peter Carlson

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Arts

The Lightness of Errol Flynn

In praise of the irresistible swashbuckler

Brian Doyle

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Editor's Note

Consequences

Robert Wilson

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Book Reviews

Sisters of the Night Sky

The pioneering female scientists who first charted the universe

Sam Kean

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WEB EXCLUSIVES

Pawns for Fascism

By Reinhold Niebuhr

This piece from 1937 envisions the forces that make a demagogue like Trump possible


Low Definition in Higher Education

By Lyell Asher

When college students are told what to think and what not to say, who suffers in the end?


The Aspirational Golf of Arnold Palmer

By Stephen Goodwin

Ode to the man who brought out the goodness in the game


Late Night Thoughts on Nuclear Weapons

By Jerry Delaney

The game of nuclear deterrence contains a fatal trap


Rise Up

By Martha Southgate

Hamilton woke me up; I see it waking up young fans, too


What Michael Herr Meant to Me

By Neil Shea

On Dispatches, mentors, and writing about war


Jane Austen’s Ivory Cage

By Mikita Brottman

What lies beneath the surface of the grand estates and courtly balls


How to Read Dante in the 21st Century

By Joseph Luzzi

Breaking the code of “The Divine Comedy” with patient reverence


The Wonder of Wuthering Heights

By Stephanie Bastek

An interview with Alison Case, author of the novel Nelly Dean


The Trouble at Yale

By Paula Marantz Cohen

Why an intellectual space requires a safe space


How to Have an Election

By Jill McCorkle

First thing you do is lock the candidates in a room


The Case for Motherhood

By Jean Kim

What does it mean when you don’t want your own child?


Do Female Lives Matter?

By Judith Hooper

Uncovering forgotten history through fiction


Right Does Not Make It Right

By Amitai Etzioni

How we keep free speech from becoming hate speech


The Naples Quartet

By Wendy Smith

The novels of Elena Ferrante


Dreiser’s Strivers

By Peter Baida

Putting Sister Carrie to work


Resisting Atticus’s Allure

By Stephen Goodwin

Reconsidering the legacy of To Kill a Mockingbird


The Writer Who Taught

By John S. Rosenberg

Remembering William Zinsser


Remembering Robert Stone

By Stephen Goodwin

The novelist possessed his characters, and was possessed by them