H.L. Mencken

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo’s COVID carnage

14 May 2020 6:48 am

Have we reached peak Cuomo? I think that the climacteric came when the media was aflutter with rumors that the…

liberties

Coronavirus must not rob us of our liberties forever

10 April 2020 3:24 am

The American economist and historian Robert Higgs noted long ago that during the 20th century the various wars, and the…

Did criticism kill John Keats? Sketch by Joseph Severn of the poet in his last illness

Aphorisms and the arts: from Aristotle to Oscar Wilde

19 March 2016 9:00 am

The author of this jam-packed treasure trove has been a film critic at the New York Times since 2000 and…