Terry Teachout

Mr. Teachout is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of Commentary. Satchmo at the Waldorf, his 2011 play about Louis Armstrong, has been produced off Broadway and throughout America.

Mr. Teachout is the drama critic of the Wall Street Journal and the critic-at-large of Commentary. Satchmo at the Waldorf, his 2011 play about Louis Armstrong, has been produced off Broadway and throughout America.

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Politics & Policy

What Grandma Read

The parlors of small-town America are full of novels that made their way onto the bestseller lists once upon a time. Some were dismissed as commercial trash by the critics ...
Politics & Policy

The Other O’Connor

The O’Connor everyone remembers is Flannery, who wrote herself into the history of American literature by looking at the poor white Protestants of her native Georgia through the X-ray glasses ...

Happy Isn’t The Word For It

Jack Fowler’s posting made me smile. I’m just three months younger than NR, and it certainly never occurred to me when I picked up my first issue more than half ...

Irving Kristol’s Creed

From David Frum’s Dead Right: Indeed, at a conservative conclave in January 1991, Irving Kristol argued that neither the conservative movement nor the Republican Party is interested enough in religion: Too many ...

More About Peter Dawson

In fact, Peter Dawson was one of the greatest bass-baritones of the 20th century. He had neon-sign diction and a flawlessly polished technique (his coloratura was impeccable), and though his ...