Jacob Bacharach is the author of the novels "The Doorposts of Your House and on Your Gates" and "The Bend of the World." His most recent book is "A Cool Customer: Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking." His writing has appeared in the New Republic, Haaretz, The New Inquiry, and many others. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Nate Silver Is Making This Up as He Goes
There is a scene in “Hail, Caesar!” the Coen brothers’ black, Golden Age Hollywood satire, in which a confused George Clooney, playing a dumbed-down 1950s version of himself, awakes after being kidnapped by a group of ineptly idealistic communist screenwriters and is exposed, for the first time, to...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
The #Resistance Has a New Grift, and Liberals Are the Perfect Mark
The rapid transubstantiation of security-state apparatchiks into hashtag de Gaulles is one of the miracles of our age. One moment you’re presiding over America’s domestic security apparatus, digging into the scandal of Hillary Clinton aides trying to ignore Sydney Blumenthal’s emails and entrapping...