• May 21, 2004  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming reflects on how she and other women of the baby-boomer generation are learning from their parents about how to approach a less lonesome model for facing age in their senior years. Continue reading

  • May 14, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt remembers monologist Spalding Gray, who pioneered the one-man act, but who — even while exposing himself to others — remained alone on stage. Continue reading

  • May 11, 2004  

    Essayist Clarence Page reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision on desegregation, but he insists modern-day African-Americans have only as much integration as they can afford. Continue reading

  • May 3, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explains that the disabled are often viewed as the “other,” but in the modern era of war and terrorism, one’s life can be easily transformed to become one of them. Continue reading

  • April 27, 2004  

    Essayist Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune looks for some dots to connect. Continue reading

  • April 22, 2004  

    Guest essayist Frank Schaeffer, whose latest book is “Faith of Our Sons: A Father’s Wartime Diary” offers some thoughts about those who send troops to war. Continue reading

  • April 19, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt considers truth and movie-making. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt celebrates the spring, when the Pulitzer Prizes and Poets & Writers magazine praise the craft of writers. Rosenblatt says this recognition comes as a welcome relief in a world where “the people, practices and institutions that conspire against the writing life are so plentiful.” Continue reading

  • March 26, 2004  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt explains that nothing succeeds like excess when it comes to satisfying the appetites of television viewers for reality programs like Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice.” Continue reading

  • March 11, 2004  

    NewsHour essayist Roger Rosenblatt wonders what to make of Mars. Continue reading