How does it end?

A review of Robert Joustra and Alissa Wilkinson

The apocalypse, it seems, is cultural and psychological rather than historical. One can only hope that this theory is right.

Can hunger end?

A review of David Rieff

The binding constraint on progress against hunger and malnutrition is weak political commitment.

The Year of Lear, by James Shapiro

From our 21st-century perch, Wil­liam Shakespeare seems more reclusive than ever.

Too good for this world

A review of Larissa MacFarquhar

If your mother is drowning in one location and two strangers in another, should you save your mother or the two strangers?

A diverse communion

A review of Thomas S. Kidd and Barry Hankins

Ebenezer Kinnersly illustrates the depth of the controversy over outward manifestations of inner religious experience.