Geraldine Brooks’ The Secret Chord (Viking) is at once a riveting historical novel and a penetrating insight into one of the Bible’s most famous characters.
Being a media mogul is exhausting, but at least you have nice places to nap, and gay friends to nap with. Barry Diller (then at Paramount), Calvin Klein (during the Brooke Shields years), David Geffen (had just launched Geffen Records), and Sandy Gal… The post Barry Diller, Calvin Klein, David Geffen, and Sandy Gallin Power Nap Together: PHOTO appeared first on Towleroad.
New York Times op-ed: The Big University, by David Brooks: Many American universities were founded as religious institutions, explicitly designed to cultivate their students’ spiritual and moral natures. But over the course of the 20th century they became officially or effectively secular. Religious rituals like mandatory chapel services were dropped....
During appearances on NPR’s All Things Considered and PBS NewsHour on Friday, the Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne and the New York Times’ David Brooks eagerly touted President Obama’s blatant decision to “politicize” the Oregon school shooting to push gun control.
Let’s kick off the weekend with a poll party! All week we’ve been chatting about everything from Brooks Ayers‘ cancer conspiracy to Shannon Beador’s special affair edition of Watch What Happens Live. We’ve dished our opinions inShow More Summary
David Brooks goes in for stereotype against WASPs as inhibited while Marissa Rothkopf calls them "lockjaw" -- casual prejudice in the New York Times that would never be tolerated against Jews
Confronted once again with absolutely unimpeachable evidence of the dementia and nihilistic fanaticism of his Republican Party, America's Most Trusted Conservative Thought Leader and Humility Guru -- David Brooks -- drains the Both Siderist...Show More Summary
This week's Meet The Press panel was a little less Republican than usual, with the exception of David Brooks, the N.Y.Times' lifetime both-siderist, star columnist. Andrew Ross Sorkin, Eugene Robinson, and Andrea (Greenspan) Mitchell rounded out the panel this morning. Show More Summary
In a column in The New York Times as well as in a popular TED talk, David Brooks has pointed out the conflict between resume virtues and eulogy virtues. Resume virtues, he says, are the ones that are prized by the marketplace, while eulogy virtues are those which fortify inner being, that of ourselves [...]
Pull up the ottoman and pour yourself a piping hot mug of coffee. Today we have some links to linger over. Library Grape vivisects Carly Fiorina's business/politics record. Driftglass predicted what David Brooks was going to say following the debate. Every Goddam Day goes to the emergency room… 25 years ago. Show More Summary
Add Bill Kristol to the list of useless members of the so-called conservative intelligentsia. He’s not alone of course because David Brooks, George Will and Erick Erickson are already there
Today we grab the bull by the tail and face the situation: the state of our media. Civic Skunk Works tells us that Fox wants us to be scared of Syrian refugees. The Inverse Square fact checks David Fing Brooks and finds him wanting. The Hunting of the Snark looks for the data behind Megan McArdle's assertions. Show More Summary
New York Times columnist David Brooks had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton Sunday morning on Meet the Press, telling host Chuck Todd that he believes she is not creative and is "leaking air."
A response to David Brook's op-ed piece, "The Russia I Miss" People who never develop the habit of reading the New York Times opinion page may not realize how powerfully it affects subscribers' blood pressure. Readers can be sorted out...Show More Summary
Dean Baker at the Beat the Press blog at the Center for Economic and Policy Research writes—David Brooks Sees Rise of Candidates Who Challenge Rich as Problem of "Expressive Individualism": David Brooks discussed the rise of Jeremy Corbyn...Show More Summary
David Brooks is an embarrassment — not news, I know. But while he’s always been glib, his intellectual sloth has only deepened as over and over again, reality has refused to accord his views the respect he believes they deserve. Case in point: today’s column, titled “The Anti-Party Men: Trump, Carson, Sanders and Corbyn”. The entire thing [Read more...]
David Brooks discussed the rise of Jerry Corbin on the left in the Labor Party in the United Kingdom and Bernie Sanders on the left in the United States, along with Donald Trump and Ben Carson on the right. He argues that none of these people could conceivably win election. Show More Summary
News Corp today confirmed what Deadline reported last week — that Rebekah Brooks is rejoining the company as chief executive of News UK. She will be joined by David Dinsmore as COO and Tony Gallagher as editor-in-chief of The Sun, Britain’s...Show More Summary
Sony Pictures has released the trailer and poster for Concussion, the upcoming football drama stars ring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, Luke Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Arliss Howard, Paul Reiser, David Morse and Albert Brooks The film is based on the David vs. Show More Summary
David Brooks on a threat the Left fails to fully understand or even acknowledge, let alone fight: The ISIS atrocities have descended…