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  • Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer

    Review: 'Hissing Cousins' by Marc Peyser and Timothy Dwyer
    If the predictions of pundits and pols hold true, voters in 2016 will have little to decide but choice of dynasty: Bush or Clinton. Where, oh where, are the new faces and names, the critics have been moaning. Yet, American politics has long been influenced by families for whom governance is a multigenerational game, from the Tafts of Ohio to the Browns of California to, let's not forget, the Daleys of Chicago (with whom I have no known relation).
  • Finding empathy in the essay

    Finding empathy in the essay
    In 1988, Robert Atwan, series editor of "Best American Essays," made this provocative pronouncement: "Never before — except perhaps in the days of Emerson and Thoreau — have so many fine writers begun to explore (the essay's) literary...

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw

    Review: 'Sympathy for the Devil' by Michael Mewshaw
    Author Michael Mewshaw has parlayed his decadeslong acquaintance with novelist and essayist Gore Vidal into a slender volume that describes, in scabrous detail, Vidal's numerous failings as a writer and human being and pitilessly charts his long, slow,...

    The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights

    The last frontier in sexual bigotry: transgender rights
    An especially nasty development this week in transgender rights in Florida raises the question of whether transgender discrimination is the last frontier in sex discrimination, now that gay marriage is winning the fight for legal and social acceptance...

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors

    Absence of 'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' might impact authors
    For fans of late night political comedy, this is a very bad year. Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, the twin pillars of the genre, are vacating the hosting chair of their respective Comedy Central shows — Colbert to CBS where he takes control of...