S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Pushing the Envelope,” Park talks about Wang’s blinding word processor monitors, earthquakes, and a hook shot free throw.
James Jay Edwards reviews 1917 by Sam Mendes, a film inspired by the actions of his grandfather during World War I.
Joseph Edwin Haeger reviews Virtuoso by Yelena Moskovich. (Two Dollar Radio)
If you bought into the Trump administration’s completely unsubstantiated claims about Soleimani, you have bought into unsubstantiated US government narratives.
James Jay Edwards reviews Cats, a film adaptation of the stage musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, which itself was an adaptation of T.S. Eliot poems. (Universal Pictures)
Kumud M. Srinivasan is well-traveled internationally. In this essay, she describes one precarious night spent in the Mumbai Airport while trying to get home.
Liz Scott describes what it feels like to work so hard and long on creating and birthing a book, and all the feelings that follow its publication and release into this world.
S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Action Jackson,” Park ponders modes of travel, people imprisoned by screens, and memorizing eulogies.
The response to the Trump-endorsed assassination of a beloved Iranian general could result in global turmoil.
Another year in the books. The Big Smoke America is now four years old and has published over 1,700 articles and essays. Here are the Top 10 from 2019.