Simon Maxwell Apter is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Virginia Quarterly Review, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Guardian and The American Prospect.
In Terence Winter's too-beautiful Boardwalk Empire, the disconnect between "dry" Washington and the "wet," thoroughly corrupt real world is as blatant as it is today.
A vast new art exhibition will attempt to reconnect the heartland to our nation's artistic genius.
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By honoring the psychological wounds of soldiers--not shaming them--the armed forces might give fighting men and women the respect they deserve.
Who needs reality TV when you can revel in the decadence, dysfunction and dirty laundry of the fictional super-rich?
Don't buy the argument that Iraq's triumph in the Asian Cup is a miracle moment brought to you by Uncle Sam.
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Maureen Dowd's political analysis is devilishly smart and viciously funny--but the New York Times columnist really should spend less
time on the couch.
Why does the FBI find it necessary to spy on Portand's City Council?
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