August 8, 2014
theparisreview:

“If we were hitting a million clicks a day, we’d be working in the wrong way. Because I know what it would take to reach those numbers, and it is not what I intend to do. It is not what we do here.”
Linkiesta interviews editor Lorin Stein. [Note: Interview is in Italian.]

Refreshing to hear someone say it.

theparisreview:

“If we were hitting a million clicks a day, we’d be working in the wrong way. Because I know what it would take to reach those numbers, and it is not what I intend to do. It is not what we do here.”

Linkiesta interviews editor Lorin Stein. [Note: Interview is in Italian.]

Refreshing to hear someone say it.

August 7, 2014

uispeccoll:

"Call me Ishmael," may be one of the most recognizable lines in literature, but Moby-Dick; or, The Whale didn’t achieve commercial success after its first publication in 1851 and was even out of print when Herman Melville died in 1891.  It was not until the 20th century that Moby-Dick began its rise to American literary fame.

In 1930 Random House issued a trade edition of Rockwell Kent’s illustrated Moby-Dick.  The illustrations originally appeared in the Lakeside Press three-volume limited edition.  These images are incredibly iconic and for me it is hard to separate them from the story itself.  Kent’s drawings perfectly evoke the drama and emotion of the Pequod’s journey and Ahab’s manic obsession with Moby Dick.

Moby-Dick is one of my favorite books!  I even have a matching sweatshirt! 

-Jillian P.

PS2384 .M6 1930

P.S. If you can’t get through the whole novel, try listening to post-punk laptop rapper MC Lars’s song “Ahab” instead!

July 1, 2014
John Daniel Davidson - The Hobby Lobby Ruling

My latest at NRO, of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hobby Lobby:

Conservatives rejoiced in the Court’s decision, but no matter how it ruled the result was bound to be unsatisfying because it could not address the root of the problem: Pervasive, systematic regulation of private activity requires the violation of rights and liberties the Constitution was meant to protect. 

June 17, 2014
What We’re About To Lose In The Middle East

My latest at The Federalist examines the end of Sykes-Picot in the Middle East.

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Filed under: iraq sykes-picot wwi isis 
May 26, 2014
The Ghosts of the Great War |

My latest piece, posted today at LA Review of Books, on WWI and its long aftermath.

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Filed under: la review of books larb wwi 
May 22, 2014
theparisreview:

A map from Arlen J. Hansen’s “A Tour of Expatriate Paris.”
On Pont de la Concorde, a restored barge made into a restaurant, Hansen writes, “Jean Cocteau, who’d come dressed as a ship captain, wandered among the crowd whispering, “On coule” (“We’re sinking”). At one point, some guests removed the enormous wreath commemorating the occasion [the premiere of Stravinsky’s balket “Les Noces”], and Stravinsky, running the length of the room, dived through it. Exemplary, even for hosts Gerald and Sara Murphy who seldom did anything gauche, this dinner was the talk of Paris for years.”

"On coule"

theparisreview:

A map from Arlen J. Hansen’s “A Tour of Expatriate Paris.”

On Pont de la Concorde, a restored barge made into a restaurant, Hansen writes, “Jean Cocteau, who’d come dressed as a ship captain, wandered among the crowd whispering, “On coule” (“We’re sinking”). At one point, some guests removed the enormous wreath commemorating the occasion [the premiere of Stravinsky’s balket “Les Noces”], and Stravinsky, running the length of the room, dived through it. Exemplary, even for hosts Gerald and Sara Murphy who seldom did anything gauche, this dinner was the talk of Paris for years.”

"On coule"

May 22, 2014
David Foster Wallace’s Commencement Speech Would Have Offended The Class Of 2014

My latest at The Federalist.

May 19, 2014

(Source: myimaginarybrooklyn)

May 17, 2014
themorningnews:


Some nights I like to get the kids to bed, pour a drink, and search the web for military-produced PDFs in order to look at the amazing graphics within them. I’d thought I was the only person with this hobby, but a few weeks ago my friend Finn Smith told me that he, too, likes military PDF graphics. The Internet is wonderful at bringing people together.

Amazing Military Infographics

themorningnews:

Some nights I like to get the kids to bed, pour a drink, and search the web for military-produced PDFs in order to look at the amazing graphics within them. I’d thought I was the only person with this hobby, but a few weeks ago my friend Finn Smith told me that he, too, likes military PDF graphics. The Internet is wonderful at bringing people together.

Amazing Military Infographics

May 12, 2014
C.S. Lewis and the Science of Obamacare

My latest at The Federalist, in which C.S. Lewis explains why we should be careful about letting experts dictate the proper role of government in our lives.

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