Bill Mauldin: Icon of Irony
His first "practical lesson about war: nobody really knows what he's doing."
10.15.2008 | BOOKS
We Can't Take Iraq Neat, We Need a Chaser
We won't listen to war stories unless they're folded within another narrative -- like a thriller novel.
03.27.2008 | BOOKS
The Kennedys vs. the Mob, J. Edgar Hoover, and Curtis LeMay
Ladies and gentlemen -- Bobby Kennedy, the first conspiracy theorist.
02.22.2008 | BOOKS
Naomi Klein Takes Down the Shock Therapy Quacks
Like "End of Hunger" author Jeffry Sachs, who flipped the switch on Poland and Russia.
12.27.2007 | BOOKS
These unfortunate middle-class kids never wanted to work for Goldman Sachs -- society made them do it!
07.20.2007 | BOOKS
White Nationalism Goes Primetime
Patrick Buchanan has completely flown the coop. But producers still can't get enough of him.
10.18.2006 | BOOKS
"United 93" Never Gets Off the Ground
If only the real United 93 had failed -- like the movie -- to take flight.
05.02.2006 | FILM
Barry Bonds: From graceful base thief to pumped-up syringe-dart target.
04.10.2006 | BOOKS
The Farther Side
A conversation with Gary Larson heir apparent Nicholas Gurewitch about death, drawing and who'd win in a fight between a bear and a falcon.
04.10.2006 | COMICS
The Worst Book Fair Ever
Reading, traveling and despairing in Southern India.
03.15.2006 | BOOKS
Like the Euro, Terrorism Trending Upward in Europe
Pity the poor terrorist: Between Europe and the US, so many targets, so little time.
03.02.2006 | BOOKS
In hothouse of Middle-East, US nurtured fanatical Islam as hedge against Communism.
01.27.2006 | BOOKS
Repositories of "Numbing Verisimilitude"
It's official: Thanks to MFAs in creative writing, there are now more writers than readers.
12.06.2005 | BOOKS
Undocumented Workers: The Least of Our Border Problems
Terrorists bearing nuclear material set their GPS's for the Great Satan.
12.01.2005 | BOOKS
What Price Suffering--or Silence?
Was the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund enacted to alleviate suffering or silence inquiry?
10.12.2005 | BOOKS
Kashmir: Falling Between the Gaps
Securing media shelf space for an overlooked region.
09.22.2005 | BOOKS
Fathoming the Unfathomable
Mark Ames isolates a motive for school and workplace shootings.
09.20.2005 | BOOKS
Drawing Our Own Environmental Conclusions
If Eskimos back drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, it can't be all bad, can it?
09.13.2005 | BOOKS
Words of Blood
Jean Hatzfeld passes the mic to the killers of Rwanda.
08.24.2005 | BOOKS
Fifty Years of Sovereign Mis-Rule
All of post-colonial Africa in one book.
08.11.2005 | BOOKS