A dispatch from The National Review’s post-election cruise.
Tuesday, December 25
Monday, December 24
A writer’s evolving relationship with guns.
A profile of Beck on the eve of his new album and nearly 20 years after the release of “Loser.”
Sunday, December 23
An interview with a woman who works in one of the exclusive hostess bars in Tokyo’s Ginza district, where an elite clientele pay heavily for champagne, whiskey, and conversation, and client-hostess relationships can span decades.
Saturday, December 22
Grammy-winning liner notes describing the rise, fall, and rebirth of Roky Erickson, who founded the psychedelic rock pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators before a charge stemming from a single marijuana joint landed him in a Texas mental hospital.
Friday, December 21
In 1948, a young Australian named Ben Carlin set out to do the impossible: circumnavigate the globe, by land and sea, in a single vehicle. With a U.S. Army-built amphibious jeep christened Half-Safe, Carlin and his wife Elinore set off across the Atlantic with dreams of fame and fortune. What happened next is one of the most bizarre adventures of the 20th century. In Half-Safe, a new release from The Atavist, author James Nestor endeavors to uncover Carlin's fate and finds a gripping story of love, danger, and extraordinary perseverance spanning three oceans and five continents.
How the pop psychedelic author helped jumpstart the modern apocalypse movement after an alleged visit from “Quetzal-coatl, a mystical bird-serpent in Mayan myths.”
On the culture of misogyny and abuse at one of the nation’s largest megachurches.
Thursday, December 20
Their partnership lasted a mere four years, but transformed comedy forever. Mike Nichols and Elaine may give their first joint interview since breaking up 51 years ago.