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Dark Intellect

Philosopher, novelist and short-story writer, man of the theater, left-wing political activist -- Jean-Paul Sartre was the very model of the 20th-century public intellectual.
Politics & Policy

Retaking the Cities

Shortly after Barack Obama’s reelection, former vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan blamed cities for the defeat of the Romney-Ryan ticket. “The surprise was some of the turnout, some of the turnout ...

Syllable Inflation

My friend George Weigel has an amusing rant over in Right Field on some annoying new phrases that have crept into sportscaster vocabularies.  Another example of the same tendency: “price point,” ...

LeBron: A Half-Hearted Defense

Some of the commentary on LeBron James’s loss in the NBA finals last night strikes me as a bit harsh — though understandable, given the “Decision” and his and Miami’s ...

Knicks Autopsy: Death by D’Antoni

Rajon Rondo left behind his late-season blues and returned to glorious form, pushing the Celtics to their first playoff sweep of an opponent since the early Nineties. His average stat ...

Hoops Picks

Miami over Philly in five Celtics over Knicks in five Chicago sweep Orlando over Atlanta in five San Antonio over Memphis in five Dallas over Portland in seven L.A. over N.O. in a sweep OKC in six ...

Rondo Key to Celts’ Mojo

Yesterday’s nationally televised trouncing of the Boston Celtics by the endlessly hyped and overrated Miami Heat — the Celts had won all three previous engagements against them this season — ...