A Gratifying Victory

Over at Breitbart’s Big Hollywood, movie maven Christian Toto points out that some members of the media are finally coming around to agree with my Wall Street Journal piece about The Dark Knight Rises. This is,…

Sort of X-Men Versus Whatever-It-Is

I have a review of Mark Bowden’s new book Worm in the Wall Street Journal Today: Even before the Internet became a household word, let alone a household tool, there were those who conceived of it as an…

Me on Mamet

Here’s my Wall Street Journal review of David Mamet’s new political book, The Secret Knowledge: “In a celebrated 2008 essay for the Village Voice, David Mamet made the startling announcement that he was “no longer a…

Me on Video Games vs. Life

Last Friday’s Wall Street Journal ran my review of Jane McGonigal’s Reality is Broken:  Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World: Ms. McGonigal’s notions about how to enliven what gamers call…

Wall St. Journal Praises ID Man

The Wall Street Journal‘s excellent weekend review has given The Identity Man a nice notice: Mr. Klavan, writer of a dozen previous novels, has produced a compelling moral fable in the shape of a gritty, twist-filled…

Singing The Praises: The WSJ Review

One of my biggest beefs with my fellow conservatives when it comes to the arts is what I’ll call “sanctimonious disengagement.” It sounds like this:  “I never go to the movies anymore!  There’s nothing good to…

Me on James Ellroy

For those who somehow missed it, I had a review of crime writer James Ellroy’s new memoir in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.  The book is called “The Hilliker Curse, My Pursuit of Women.” The book is…

American Movies, Foreign Minds

Two articles in the Wall Street Journal this week confirm a lot of people’s feelings about modern American movies. The first article, a witty tirade by Joe Queenan, asks whether 2010 is the worst year for…

You Heard It Here First!

Okay, get this.  In today’s Wall Street Journal, we read: Federal prosecutors alleged 11 people were spies living secret lives in American communities, from Seattle to Washington D.C., sent years ago to infiltrate U.S. society and…