Culture

A Disappointing ‘Frasier’ Reboot

The revival of the 1990s classic sitcom offers no justification for its own existence.

Bishops and Gadgets

On the printing press, the Catholic Church, and an embittered body politic.

A New Organization Enters the Battle Over Academic Freedom

The American Academy of Sciences and Letters hopes to reform academia from within and from the outside.

Reflections on a Brain-Melting Masterpiece

Jorge Luis Borges’ 1940 short story mirrors the intrusiveness of identity politics.

This Veterans Day, Strike Up a Conversation

Meaningful dialogue begins with everyday interactions.

The Dangerous Radicalism of Longing

Missing what we’ve never had creates a powerful push for cheap substitutes.

The Devolution of Idealism

Israel provides an opportune face of evil for activists looking for a symbol of power, oppression, and colonialism.

How Anti-Zionism Shrugs Off Antisemitism

New words and ideas can’t sanitize very old facts.

The Balance of Tragedy and History in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’

Martin Scorsese’s latest is a model of nuanced adaptation that reckons honestly with America’s past.

Is Cancel Culture Just a Problem or a Five-Alarm Fire?

A review of Greg Lukianoff and Rikki Schlott’s ‘The Canceling of the American Mind.’

Social Justice for Me, Not Thee

How can so many campus activists give the Hamas attacks a moral pass while screaming inclusion from the rooftops?

How ‘The Exorcist’ Took the Sacred Seriously

A look back at William Friedkin’s 1973 film.

Settle This One For Me

Why ‘settler colonialism’ is just a fancy way to say you don’t like Israel.

What Explains America’s Marriage Downturn?

Cultural, legal, and economic changes have made it less central to daily life—and that’s a problem.

In Defense of Cold War Liberalism

A review of Samuel Moyn’s ‘Liberalism Against Itself.’