Emmett Rensin offers a psychoanalysis of managerial liberalism as superego and asks: What happens when the id of liberalism can't be controlled?
Emmett Rensin on the imaginative poverty of today's political punditry.
Emmett Rensin reviews Jonathan Chait’s “Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail.”
Emmett Rensin wrestles with the genre of “The Hostage’s Daughter” by Sulome Anderson.
Emmett Rensin on Andrew Dominik's portrait of Nick Cave in "One More Time with Feeling."
Considering the doubt that has attended the release of Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," we might pause to reflect on just what is being doubted.
Because Tom Wolfe and because James Baldwin and Hunter S. Thompson and Michael Herr, but because Didion most of all, an American essay today without...
TO SUSTAIN A FIRE, you need not only fuel and kindling but also some dutiful custodian to routinely prod and fiddle with the pieces. Extinguishing...
What happens to a town racked by racial violence when the media and the public move on?
Rick Perlstein’s "The Invisible Bridge"
The lesson of the TV shows and movies, of the myths and magazines, is that fidelity isn’t only a part of love — in some sense, it is love, the only...
On the old story that we tell whenever someone dies this way.