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Ideas, Arts, and Culture

September 30, 2021 5:30 am

My Father and the Birth of Modern Conservatism

The inspiration for the 1964 “Extremism in the defense of liberty” speech he wrote for Barry Goldwater.
Philip Jaffa
September 27, 2021 5:30 am

Steve Martin’s Next Step

‘Only Murders in the Building’ and the comic-actor-writer’s wild and wonderful career.
Bill Ryan
September 24, 2021 4:30 am

Joe Carnahan and the Lighter Side of Fate

‘Copshop,’ family, and the ugliness of destiny.
Sonny Bunch
September 21, 2021 5:30 am

Did the War on Terror Result in Trumpism?

Spencer Ackerman’s oversimplified account of the last two decades.
Gabriel Schoenfeld
September 20, 2021 5:30 am

No, John C. Calhoun Didn’t Invent the Filibuster

As convenient as it might be to blame the filibuster on the famous defender of slavery, the historical record is much messier.
Robert Elder
September 16, 2021 5:30 am

Oscar Isaac’s Interesting Decade

Ten years of minor triumphs and a few big misses.
Sonny Bunch
September 14, 2021 4:13 pm

Norm Macdonald, 1959-2021

You guessed it: cancer.
Sonny Bunch
September 10, 2021 5:30 am

From Horror to History

A birthday, a bus accident, and a terrorist attack.
Matthew C. Rees
September 7, 2021 5:30 am

The Power of the Demagogue

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King’s Men turns 75.
Nicole Penn
September 6, 2021 4:01 pm

Jean-Paul Belmondo, 1933-2021

The physical Frenchman transcended his status as the early face of the French New Wave.
Greg Ferrara