Pasolini’s utopian vision

Filmmaker, novelist, polemicist: Everything Pier Paolo Pasolini did, he did as a poet – a strange and brilliantly melancholic poet…
Filmmaker, novelist, polemicist: Everything Pier Paolo Pasolini did, he did as a poet – a strange and brilliantly melancholic poet… [More]

Neo-Nazi hipsters

Heil hipster. Step aside, skinheads. German fascism has a friendlier, web-savvier, bearded face. These are strange times to be a neo-Nazi…
Heil hipster. Step aside, skinheads. German fascism has a friendlier, web-savvier, bearded face. These are strange times to be a neo-Nazi… [More]

Battle of the historians

The historiography of World War I is voluminous, contradictory, contentious. Better look to historians, not those who merely write about the past…
The historiography of World War I is voluminous, contradictory, contentious. Better look to historians, not those who merely write about the past… [More]

On Global Justice

2014.07.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathias Risse, On Global Justice, Princeton University Press, 2012, 465pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691142692. Reviewed by
2014.07.04 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Mathias Risse, On Global Justice, Princeton University Press, 2012, 465pp., $39.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780691142692. Reviewed by [More]

Secrets of the Creative Brain

Some people see things others can’t and we call them geniuses. Some people see things others can’t and we call them ill. Is madness the essence of creativity?…
Some people see things others can’t and we call them geniuses. Some people see things others can’t and we call them ill. Is madness the essence of creativity?… [More]

On John Carey’s life

John Carey would rather read Shakespeare than see it performed. He prefers to experience life through literature…
John Carey would rather read Shakespeare than see it performed. He prefers to experience life through literature… [More]

Bourdain and foodie revolution

Locavore, gourmet, artisanal Top Chef, MasterChef: We live in an era of crazed oral gratification. Why? We’re homesick. Ron Rosenbaum explains..
Locavore, gourmet, artisanal Top Chef, MasterChef: We live in an era of crazed oral gratification. Why? We’re homesick. Ron Rosenbaum explains.. [More]

Allocating Asylum

Here's an interesting moral controversy (which my brother brought to my attention).  Suppose that:(1) There are more English-speaking refugees seeking asylum than there are available
Here's an interesting moral controversy (which my brother brought to my attention).  Suppose that:(1) There are more English-speaking refugees seeking asylum than there are available [More]

Jeff Koons Is Back!

Jeff Koons has clout, money, fame, family, 128 employees, a customized Koonsmobile. What else does he need? To exercise naked, apparently…
Jeff Koons has clout, money, fame, family, 128 employees, a customized Koonsmobile. What else does he need? To exercise naked, apparently… [More]

Story of the novel

Theories of the novel – whether all-encompassing or specific – struggle under scrutiny. Does the novel defeat the fox/hedgehog divide?…
Theories of the novel – whether all-encompassing or specific – struggle under scrutiny. Does the novel defeat the fox/hedgehog divide?… [More]