Robert M. Ball and the battle for Social Security
The elderly are entitled to what they have earned
What men have thought about women thinking
How ice, worms, and dirt made us what we are today
Is there a genetic predisposition to sing Streisand on street corners?
The philosopher's view of knowledge—forever demanding explanations, justifications, definitions, and criteria—is fantasy, and a dangerous fantasy
Oil refeneries, sand dunes, and other objects of beauty and affection
John Lomax roamed the West, collecting classic songs from the cowboy era
The first of November doesn’t only herald a season of fall leaves, football, and Thanksgiving feasting. It’s also the start of National Novel Writing Month, when writers across the country take to their desks—or coffeeshop tables, couches, and bars—to try to pen a 50,000-word novel by the end of the month. Not feeling the writerly inspiration yet? Take a peek at David Handlin’s roundup of the 100 best American novels. It just might inspire you to write the 101st.
Thylias Moss and Charles Simic
How the sexualization of concert dance helped end a golden age.
Reading the obituaries of Philip Johnson
The playwright drew a line between reaching out and selling out