From patriotic poetry to equestrian monuments, most of the instruments that once elevated war and national tragedy into the realm of collective experience have lost...

To the Editor: Gabriel Schoenfeld illuminates one horn of the dilemma posed by unauthorized disclosures of classified information [“Has the New York Times Violated the Espionage...

“Bush Lets U.S. Spy on Callers Without Courts.” Thus ran the headline of a front-page news story whose repercussions have roiled American politics ever since...

There was a time in Israel when I occasionally watched the news on BBC and CNN. Although they did a mediocre job of presenting it,...

“Clearly,” said Adam to Eve as they departed the Garden of Eden, “we’re living in an age of transition.” A joke, of course—but also not...

There has always been something faintly silly about Hollywood's worshipful portrayal of journalists. With the exception of such cynical comedies as Howard Hawks's His Girl...

South Park Conservatives: The Revolt Against Liberal Media Bias by Brian C. Anderson Regnery. 191 pp. $24.95 American conservatives have been decrying the left-wing bias of the media...

Hard News: The Scandals at the New York Times and the Future of American Media by Seth Mnookin Random House. 330 pp. $25.95 At some point during the...

To the Editor: David Berger’s article on Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ, is both analytically brilliant and dialogically sensitive [“Jews, Christians, and The...

Before television put an end to Hollywood’s golden age, the historical costume drama was as much a staple of the industry as the detective story,...

What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News by Eric Alterman Basic. 322 pp. $25.00 Eric Alterman, the vociferous media critic of the Nation and an...

The 19th-century Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard remarked that we live life forward and understand it backward. He was anticipated by William Wordsworth’s definition of poetry...