“As Tolstoy said of Lincoln, in 1908, “We are still too near to his greatness.” Ain’t that so?” – Anthony Lane reviews Lincoln at The New Yorker.

More of the Portrait of a Lady by Henry James as a great American novel talk.

“Motherfucking John Galt. Jesus Christ. After a few hundred pages, the question “Who is John Galt?” becomes “When is this asshole going to show up?” – Talking Atlas Shrugged at The Awl.

The U.S. against the U.K. in a battle to decide which country has the better book covers.

Looking at Kubrick’s first film.

Young Republicans from President Obama’s Chicago stomping grounds watch the election.

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