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 New Book Review?
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.
The Master's-Degree Swindle
$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.
An Intellectual Throwback
In his contempt for cheap moralism, Ralph Waldo Emerson was the mirror opposite of today’s preening leftist intellectuals.
The Book Wars
New technologies, declining revenue, media consolidation: The world of 19th-century publishing was as dizzying as our own.
Against Beach Reads
Go to the beach to get drunk in the sun or crash into a wave. Whatever you do, don't bring a book.