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For the LA Times:

“Meet the Insufferable Parents Who Will Do Anything to Get Their Kids Into the Gifted School”: review of Bruce Holsinger’s The Gifted School

“Aristotle’s Way” and “I Used to Be a Miserable F*ck”: review essay on Edith Hall and John Kim, therapies ancient and modern.

“Sam Peckinpah’s ‘The Wild Bunch’ killed the western dream, echoing the violence of 1969”: review of W.K. Stratton’s The Wild Bunch

"Shakespeare is at the center of Julie Schumacher's witty new campus satire": review of The Shakespeare Requirement

For The National Book Review:

“Hemingway’s Days of Run, Women and Radicalism”: Review of Andrew Feldman’s Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba

For Pacific Standard:

“Should Millennials Blame Boomers for Economic Woes? A New Book Says Yes”: Review of Joseph Sternberg’s The Theft of a Decade

“Why is the Myers-Briggs Test Still So Popular?”: Review of Merve Emre’s The Personality Brokers

"Martha Nussbaum Wants Americans to Calm Down": Review of Nussbaum's The Monarchy of Fear

"How to Fight Inequality, According to Thomas Piketty": review of Piketty's Top Incomes in France in the Twentieth Century and Naomi Beck's Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

For the Los Angeles Review of Books

“Why Are Conservatives So Afraid of Higher Education?”: review of Heather Mac Donald’s The Diversity Delusion.

For Newsday:

“A History of the Bible”: review of John Barton’s history of the Bible and its interpreters

“Hiking with Nietzsche”: review of John Kaag’s new memoir

"Bart D. Ehrman's book charts the rise of a world religion": review of Ehrman's The Triumph of Christianity

For The Washington Post:

"Are You Stuck in a Pointless Job? You Are Not Alone": review of David Graeber's Bullshit Jobs and Sarah Kessler's Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work

For The Hedgehog Review:

"Shout at the Devil": review of Randall J. Stephens' The Devil's Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll

"The Jack That Won't Stay in the Box": review of Sarah Ruth Hammond's God's Businessmen: Entrepreneurial Evangelicals in Depression and War.

For The Point:

"The Picture in Her Mind": Joan Didion on political storytelling

"Articles of Faith": American civil religion and its critics

"The Wildness of Things": Marilynne Robinson and liberal Christianity

For Marginalia:

"The Once and Future Mainline College": review of Robert Benne's Keeping the Soul in Christian Higher Education

For the National Book Critics Circle blog:

"Much-esteemed colleagues!": review of Mikhail Zoshchenko's Sentimental Tales

For The Guardian:
"The War with No End" Military shows on network TV

"Where have all the Cowboys Gone?" California country music, past and present

For The Los Angeles Review of Books

"Mystery on (and off) Television": review of the French TV show "The Returned"

For the Journal of Scriptural Reasoning

"The Trouble with Translation": translating religious terms into secular language

For The Other Journal

"A New Creation": the Book of Common Prayer