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Radiohead delivers with “The King of Limbs”

Radiohead delivers with “The King of Limbs”

Radiohead released “The King of Limbs” on Friday and after a preliminary listen, I love it. At 37 minutes in length, the new album is an admittedly brief but exciting… Read more »

Twain’s Memoirs Well Worth 100-Year Wait

Twain’s Memoirs Well Worth 100-Year Wait

Twain, hard at work.By William D. Aubin Appropriately (if my readers will bear with me, you will see just how appropriately), my attempts to obtain, read, and review the Autobiography… Read more »

“Dumb and Dumber” with a Jihadist Face

“Dumb and Dumber” with a Jihadist Face

Waj, one of the dimwitted aspirants to martyrdom depicted in “Four Lions” poses here with a toy AK-47.By Sterling C. Beard There are many things I expected to do at… Read more »

Updike’s Grand and Tantalizing Final Act

Updike’s Grand and Tantalizing Final Act

John Updike passed away in 2009.By J.P. Harrington A wrinkled, weathered face staring off into the distance – waiting for the inevitable end to approach across a sea of memories…. Read more »

Steve Martin Eyes the New York Art World

Steve Martin Eyes the New York Art World

By Benjamin M. Riley Steve Martin, an active New York art collector, sheds light on the scene’s seamy underbelly in “An Object of Beauty.”It is oft repeated that certain things… Read more »

Sam Harris’s Arbitrary Moral Vision

Sam Harris’s Arbitrary Moral Vision

Sam Harris, author of “The Moral Landscape,” is one of America’s most noted atheists. By Blake S. Neff When I was growing up, one kernel of wisdom I heard from… Read more »

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It: Keith Richards’s “Life”

It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll, But I Like It: Keith Richards’s “Life”

By Georgia Travers Keith Richards came from the most humble circumstances – an impoverished boy from the London factory slum of Dartford – to become the infamous lead guitarist of… Read more »

Hillenbrand Delivers a Profile in Courage

Hillenbrand Delivers a Profile in Courage

By Thomas Hauch Olympic runner and World War II veteran Louis Zamperini is the subject of Laura Hillenbrand’s bestseller, “Unbroken” (Random House).“All he could see, in every direction, was water…. Read more »

Google: Storing Our Minds in the Cloud?

Google: Storing Our Minds in the Cloud?

Author Nicholas Carr is a Dartmouth ’81.By Svati Narula The Shallows is based off a cover story Mr. Carr wrote for The Atlantic magazine a while ago, titled “Is Google… Read more »

Tory Truth-Telling From Across the Pond

Tory Truth-Telling From Across the Pond

By Sterling C. Beard Daniel Hannan, a Conservative Member of the European Parliament from Britain, is a noted Eurosceptic and Atlanticist.I first became aware of Daniel Hannan a little under… Read more »