2011-10-21

Date: 
Friday, October 21, 2011

Articles in this issue

All Clogs

Nicholson Baker’s thirteenth book, House of Holes (Simon & Schuster, $25, 272 pp.), provides an occasion to consider his extraordinary life as a writer, which...

The Chicken Always Wins

In this grab bag of previously published work, essayist and journalist Calvin Trillin offers a wide-ranging assortment of writings—travel and food pieces, political...

Out of the Trenches

Almost forty years ago, while doing graduate studies in England, I wrote to the poet and painter David Jones to inquire about the influence on his work of Gerard...

From the Beginning

Throughout a long and illustrious career, the sociologist Robert N. Bellah has been helping Americans make sense of their world. While Bellah’s scholarly work has...

Before the New Deal, liquidating parishes, Obama’s plan

Municipal Welfare Charles Michael Andres Clark’s article “Truth Deficit” (September 9) was a breath of fresh air, and persuasive in most points. As a historian who...