Rend Collective’s Chris Llewellyn dives into suffering, church failures, and politics in his first solo record.
Tara Isabella Burton’s new book ‘Self-Made’ surveys the grand, and sometimes ridiculous, history of how crafting identities shaped our modern world.
Plus: The New Mexico’s governor’s shameful whiff on fighting crime.
Masha Karp’s ‘George Orwell and Russia’ explores the country’s pathologies through the novelist’s eyes.
Cara Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Death of Public School’ overblows public education’s demise—and wrongly goes after school choice.
Netflix’s OxyContin series offers a comic-book version of a complex story.
A review of ‘Losing Our Religion.’
Reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous words on the 60th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington.
Sohrab Ahmari’s critiques of free markets in ‘Tyranny, Inc.’ conflate private power with state-backed coercion.
The song’s admittedly uncomplicated narrative reflects the nation’s rural-urban divide.
Joseph Epstein’s new book explains why serious fiction matters, and what we’ll lose if we stop reading it.
Christopher Nolan’s film, like the Greek myth, refuses to simply glorify its protagonist.