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Features

Thursday, January 24 2013

The Best Non-Fiction of 2012

Memoirs in graphic novel form blur the line that snakes between non-fiction and fiction; humorists and pulitzer prize winners delight, inform and terrify us; the real world, artfully penned, opens itself into a book, vulnerable, yet daring us to look. Here is the best of what we saw.


Thursday, February 23 2012

The Best Non-Fiction of 2011

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


Columns

Thursday, March 1 2012

Exceptional Claims: Principle, Personality and Christopher Hitchens

The late Christopher Hitchens helped define the character and popular perception of Atheism for this generation. But for the self-styled contrarian, where did principle end and personality begin?


Sunday, June 27 2010

Confessions of a Political Romantic: Christopher Hitchens' 'Hitch-22'

Hitchens often remarks here on his being a late bloomer, and so it is that some will see the core of Hitch-22 as the story of the author’s inner journey in adulthood from firebrand '60s campus radical to geezery Tory of the Anglo-American variety.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 18 2012

Christopher Hitchens' Antitheism Is Reinforced in His Final Work, 'Mortality'

A brave and bold meditation on living, with adversity, in the face of certain death.


Thursday, January 5 2012

Contretemps with Christopher: On Hitchens's 'Arguably: Essays'

This collection makes for a fine opportunity to take lessons (or umbrage) from the greatest polemicist since Dwight Macdonald, and one whose crackling wit, intellectual brio, and bracing candor will be missed.


Monday, July 9 2007

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

Atheist polemic refuses to engage authentic religion.


Sunday, May 13 2007

God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

A fire-breathing polemicist in the grand tradition, the Hitch has spleen to spare and wastes none of it here when going after the godly.


Blogs

Friday, December 16 2011

Sui Generis on the Rocks: An Appreciation of Christopher Hitchens

The best way to compliment a writer, as a writer, is to recognize, with neither regret nor resignation, that on your best day you will always stand in awe of what they achieved.


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