Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Daily Scholar

Northern Lights Thursdays

Miranda Weiss on the wonders and challenges of living in Homer, Alaska.

Looking Ahead

And saying goodbye

Miranda Weiss

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View from Rue Saint-Georges Wednesdays

They Reminisce Over You

Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Next Line, Please Tuesdays

Under the Dark Marquee

David Lehman

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Teaching Lessons Mondays

An Assisted Journey of Self Discovery

Emily Esfahani Smith

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Full Disclosure Fridays

What Our Politicians Can’t Bring Themselves to Say

(And why the personal essay might help)

Phillip Lopate

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Current Issue

Cover Story

The Virtue of an Educated Voter

The Founders believed that a well-informed electorate preserves our fragile democracy and benefits American society as a whole

Alan Taylor

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Works in Progress

GIF Books

Elyse Graham

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Tuning Up

The Thing About Books

Why downsizing to a mere 650 boxes of them makes good sense

Jethro K. Lieberman

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Letter From

East Timor: Mountain of Memory

Long ago, the country was home to lush rainforests, but during successive foreign occupations, loggers stripped away much of its tree canopy

Karen Coates

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Book Reviews

A Rare Intelligence

How a spy novelist’s travels reinvigorated his work

Bruce Falconer

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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