Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Daily Scholar

Full Disclosure Fridays

The New York literary life

Liking La La Land and Jackie

The perversity of appreciation

Phillip Lopate

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Measure by Measure Thursdays

A Tale of Two Concerts

Music meant politics at Richard Nixon’s second inauguration

Sudip Bose

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View from Rue Saint-Georges Wednesdays

A Man in Full

Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Next Line, Please Tuesdays

A Three-Way Mirror

David Lehman

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Teaching Lessons Mondays

Don’t Be Afraid to Write Badly

Lucy Ferriss

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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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The Lightness of Errol Flynn

In praise of the irresistible swashbuckler

Brian Doyle

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Editor's Note


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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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