Mark Oppenheimer writes about religion, urbanism, parenthood, himself. He is the author of the memoir Wisenheimer: A Childhood Subject to Debate.
Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the best-selling novel Everything Is Illuminated and the vegetarian's treatise Eating Animals.
A prizewinning English poet and writer, Henry Shukman is the author of seven books, most recently Archangel. He is a certified Zen Buddhist instructor.
The Lonely Island has reinvented the novelty song for the digital age.
Judaism takes hold in secular Brooklyn … by taking cues from Orthodox Brooklyn.
How our grandfathers knew from furnances.
Why Ross Douthat, The New York Times’ wunderkind columnist is on a quest to save intellectual conservatism.
Giving college students a healthy obsession.
With couches, tables and antique French lemonade bottles, the house stager, Meridith Baer, gives luxury houses the one thing they lack—an irresistible narrative.
Her willingness to recognize children’s serious thoughts on sex, religion and class made her a controversial figure 25 years ago, but has the shock finally worn off?
Evan Connell’s Wasps, spent and repressed, offer the truest view of American alienation.
Stephen Burt makes a passionate, quirky case for poetry.
He spent his life inside the GOP establishment. Now, he’s on the warpath against the right. What’s gotten into David Frum?
How Maggie Gallagher’s college pregnancy made her a single mom, and a traditional marriage zealot.
Is monogamy really essential to a healthy marriage?
We need a certain kind of teenage antihero to remind us that we are not alone.
Scholars unpack the secrets of charisma, and suggest the elusive quality can be taught.
No matter what happens in the New York City real estate market, Lockhart Steele and his site, Curbed, deem it worthy of loving attention.
Can a meat-loving father raise vegetarian children?
Politicians make lousy commencement speakers. Hire a celebrity instead.
Taking the new Preppy Handbook for a test drive.
But please, put PBS out of its misery.
The British philosopher Antony Flew was one of the West’s most influential nonbelievers. Then came news—from conservative Christians—that he had recanted. But his change of heart may not be what it seems.
My life-long recovery from snobbery.
Student ratings are becoming an influential factor in academic promotions. Will professors fight back?