Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.

I was surprised, as reading two full issues since I subscribed to Lapham's Quarterly last winter I had found it to be a pleasant relief that it was apolitical.  Someday the quarterly theme could be politics.  At least then we'll know what we're in for. The friend who introduced me to this fine publication, which I … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Summer 2012: Magic Shows, or, Lewis Lapham gets political.

Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012: Means of Communication. Finished!

(From p. 84, copyright Getty Images.) I'm finished in that I have read the entire publication once and the first third or so a second time in an attempt at a more thorough understanding.  I read Lapham's intro, Word Order, about five times in that attempt.  I'm grateful there isn't a quiz.  This would be … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012: Means of Communication. Finished!

Speaking of thumbnails, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the WSJ…

(Wall Street Journal for those of you in Rio Lindo.)  An opinion piece there today caught my attention for its seemingly left-wing, liberal slant.  (Correct me if I'm wrong but, fair-and-balanced reporting aside, I believe the WSJ has a conservative, pro-capitalism bias which I consider to be logical and reasoned.)  Opinion Pages are just that … Continue reading Speaking of thumbnails, Lapham’s Quarterly, and the WSJ…

YES! My PRINT edition of Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012 finally arrived.

You can tell I'm easily pleased. I've been plowing through L.Q. Spring 2012: Means of Communication via my online access subscription satisfactorily enough. It's all there, the essays and extracts of Voices in Time, the art from around the world and throughout history. It is easily navigated and read on my laptop or iPad, even … Continue reading YES! My PRINT edition of Lapham’s Quarterly Spring 2012 finally arrived.

Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2012: Family

    A review. Lapham’s Quarterly is a superb assembly of thought from all of recorded history.  Each quarterly issue gathers essays and commentaries from great thinkers on a broad but specific topic. Recent issues have dwelt on Food, Lines of Work, Celebrity, The City, and Arts and Letters. (I saw a video interviewer pronounce … Continue reading Lapham’s Quarterly Winter 2012: Family

T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…

Thoughts On The News. From God's Country: KORAN BURNING: From today's New York Times: QUOTATION OF THE DAY "How can you compare the dishonoring of the Holy Koran with the martyrdom of innocent civilians? The whole goal of our life is religion." MULLAH KHALIQ DAD, a religious leader in Afghanistan, on the relatively muted reaction … Continue reading T.O.T.N. 3/15/12 Koran burning, contraception, the war on women, billionaire women, wind turbines killing raptors…