Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.

  • Oscar, Oscar

    It looks like an unfortunate trifecta for this weekend's Academy Awards: A mediocre year for the movies, a distinctly lousy (and little-seen) set of…

  • Hip-Hop Republicans

    Michael Steele sounds clownish, and merits some mockery, but he isn't entirely wrong: Symbolism matters in politics, and there are almost certainly…

  • Liberaltarianism, One More Time

    Will Wilkinson was taken with this Mark Thompson post, and so was I - albeit for somewhat different reasons. The undercurrent in my frets about a…

  • The Crisis of the Middlebrow Movie, Cont.

    I bet if the Great Emancipator were a superhero (or a '70s-vintage serial killer), Spielberg wouldn't be having so much trouble getting funding ...

  • How Shame Works

    I hope to come back to my conversation with Ta-Nehisi about marriage and all the rest of it soon, but for now I'll just throw out a quick take on the…

  • Thinking Better Of It

    I meant to say this late last week, but forgot: Good for Damon Linker, and may his willingness to backtrack be an example to all of us who…

  • Point-Counterpoint

    On the one hand, Richard Florida's cover story in the latest issue of our magazine, on how the crash will incentivize the reurbanization of America,…

  • The Crisis of the Middlebrow Movie

    Apropos of my exchange with Peter Suderman about the comic-bookification of the movies, Peter Bart has a piece (not online) in the latest Vanity Fair…

  • When The Last Pentecostal Is Strangled With the Entrails of the Last John Bircher ...

    ... Will Wilkinson will consider giving a damn about the fate of the Republican Party.(Hey, it couldn't hurt to ask.)

  • Is The GOP Hopeless?

    David Frum, pulling no punches:Have you heard about the marsh mouse? The little swamp critter that got $30 million of stimulus bill spending thanks…

  • The Future of Liberaltarianism (II)

    No, wait, I take it back; maybe I don't wish Will Wilkinson's quixotic project well, for reasons suggested by Reihan's vision of a liberaltarian…

  • Authoritarianism Just Around the Corner

    It's possible you've also already been following the debate prompted by Damon Linker's attack on Andrew Bacevich's vision of conservatism; if not, go…

  • The Future of Liberaltarianism

    You've probably been following this conversation, but here's Will Wilkinson's response to Jonah Goldberg and John Hood on the question of what…

  • Greg Mankiw and the Republican Party

    A couple of days ago, Yglesias dinged Greg Mankiw for suggesting elegant right-of-center alternatives to the stimulus package that are untethered…

  • Being British, Then and Now

    From the decline-and-fall annals, it seems like these two items belong together - perhaps with this essay to link them up.

  • Social Conservatism and the Coates Family

    In the course of a discussion of Big Love, Ta-Nehisi had a moving post about his own family's complications, which I linked to in a post of my own,…

  • About That Pelham Remake ...

    As if on cue, here's the poster. (And now that I've seen his badass tattoo, all my doubts about Travolta filling Robert Shaw's shoes have been put to…

  • The Grabbing Hand

    This strikes me as a rather odd argument from Michael Kinsley. He notes that as of 2004, the typical American couple aged 65-74 had accumulated a net…

  • The Remaking of Pelham One Two Three

    In my last post, I noted that "an industry that can remake The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 is an industry that can remake anything." This was ambiguously…

  • Telling and Retelling

    It's a rare day when I can recruit Peter Suderman to my superhero-movie skepticism, so I have to pounce on this:I am worried, to an extent, about the…

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The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

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How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

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A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

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I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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