Andrew Sullivan on on why he blogs; Hanna Rosin on transgender children; Jeffrey Goldberg on the idiocy of Airline Security; James Fallows on China's Neurosis; Christopher Hitchens on V.S. Naipaul; Virginia Postrel makes the case for debt; Christopher Hitchens on Philip Roth; Poetry by Garrison Keillor; and much more.
Why France’s religious strife melts away in Marseille
Can a deal with Toronto save an American football team—and its decaying hometown?
Why Washington’s crusade against swearing on the airwaves is f*cked up
Will former NBA all-star Kevin Johnson become the next mayor of Sacramento?
Learning to love a bracing Italian liqueur
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An infuriating, idiosyncratic critic can’t help but be elegiac in cataloguing the history of film.
A clutch of books suggests they can’t rule like men. But there are other ways to run the world.
Remembering the language of lyrics
V. S. Naipaul has produced works of extraordinary skill— and lived a life of equally extraordinary callousness.
Du Maurier gets her due; Julia Glass's latest; the ruins of the railroads; SCottishness debunked; and more
Avoiding annihilation and other advice