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Arthur Miller's 'A View From The Bridge' Is A Cold War Political Allegory As Well As A Family Tragedy

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Last year, the 100th anniversary of playwright Arthur Miller's birth, saw a remarkable revival of five of his plays. "A View From the Bridge" and "The Crucible" opened on Broadway.

Juliann Garey on the Nature of Memory and Sex in a Bipolar World

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.16.2013 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

No, he is a man who is spiraling into a vortex of delusion, mania and depression. But the book is about more than mental illness. It is a meditation on memory, its hopscotch, recursive nature and the extent to which forgiveness is possible for the memory-deprived.

Polymathic Perversity

Francis Levy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

In his classic Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History, Norman O. Brown glommed upon Freud's concept of polymorphous perversity to describe the rich palette of human instinct.

Writers on Fighters

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jan Herman

At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, a new anthology from The Library of America, reads like an elegy for the fight game.

The Best "Back to School" Movies

John Farr | Posted 06.20.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Given the profound significance of education in our lives, it's no surprise there's no shortage of movies on the subject. Here are ten of my own favorite films about school, learning, and those mostly noble souls who teach.

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

Gelbart and Schulberg: Two Writers Depart an Ever Stranger Land

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Winship

Recent illogical bloviation by politicians and pundits brings to mind the summer's passing of two writer friends and colleagues, each of whom had a sure grasp of mass hysteria.

The Glenn Beck Movie Was Made in 1957 -- It's A Face in the Crowd

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jesse Kornbluth

People -- and Americans in particular -- love being conned. I can't think of a better time to watch A Face in the Crowd.

Two Young (-ish, at the Time) Punks Attempt to Re-Write Schulberg

Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Stiller and Jerry Stahl

I guess you could say that our relationship with Budd Schulberg was typical Hollywood: we met him, we liked each other, and in the end, we kind of broke his heart. But that didn't mean we didn't stay friends.

What Schulberg Might Have Told Obama About Fighting

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Cunningham

Organizations that can't touch Obama in the ring are moving to a crowding, brawling, Frasier-like approach to the debate.