Rethinking the Book Review, Indefensible Master's Degrees, and More
The problem with book reviews isn't that they're too mean or too nice, too long or too short.
The problem with book reviews isn't that they're too mean or too nice, too long or too short. The problem is much bigger.
$181,000 for an M.F.A. in film from Columbia? That’s a terrible idea, as are other indefensible master’s degrees in the fine arts, drama, and theater.
In his contempt for cheap moralism, Ralph Waldo Emerson was the mirror opposite of today’s preening leftist intellectuals.
New technologies, declining revenue, media consolidation: The world of 19th-century publishing was as dizzying as our own.
Go to the beach to get drunk in the sun or crash into a wave. Whatever you do, don't bring a book.