Eliot had it wrong: December is the cruelest month. We have been ordered to be happy, to share good times with loved ones, to buy that special gift for a special someone. Some of us will experience that. But all of us have the daily news, and at least low-grade anxiety, and the persistent feeling that things are not right, not nearly right.
Jesse Kornbluth, on opening up to country—and also to a stunning young artist with powerful songs.
Summer has begun and Jesse Kornbluth has a few suggestions for you that are not your average beach reading.
Jesse Kornbluth reviews a book that lays down the truth about climate change.
What can you do to save the most precious resource on the planet? The answer might be sitting on your dinner plate.
Without any hype, with no great charisma, without even much in the way of stage presence, Blake Mills is the immediate future of intelligent music.
Jesse Kornbluth on a shaving product perfect for you.
We may not always been impressed, but when we are, we take it as far as it can go.
What speaks to a boy more than sports? A book about sports, of course.
When George Hodgman was a boy, he and his mother ended the day holding hands and praying. Not just for themselves, but for all the people in their tiny Missouri town.
One of the greatest spy novels of our lifetime, and no, it’s not James Bond.
Sticking to his roots to save a culture from extinction.
Jesse Kornbluth takes a turn for romanticism as Valentine’s Day nears.
Jesse Kornbluth puts Teddy Thompson in his Top 5 best music artists, and reviews some of his hits.
We fear the unaffiliated terrorist, the lone wolf who looks like us, lives in our neighborhoods and waits for an opportunity to kill us. It was simpler in the old days, and simplest of all in “Rogue Male,” the story of a man who decides to kill the biggest target in the world. Jesse Kornbluth reviews.
Wabi-sabi isn’t anything new — it dates all the way back to the 12th century. But with the help of Leonard Koren’s book, Jesse Kornbluth demonstrates its uses in the world today.