Category: Warm Takes

Nostalgia Springs Eternal

A Review of Deerhunter’s Double Dream of Spring By Dave Haeselin A confession: I haven’t listened to Deerhunter since 2007, the year that saw the release of the band’s album Cryptograms. Their music never really spoke to me and I had plenty of other bands to listen to. 2007 is

Philip Roth (1933-2018)

Indignation fills the hearts of all our countrymen by Adam Kitzes   I am not in the habit of fashioning headstones for writers on the occasion of their passing, but in the case of Philip Roth, this one line of his stands out for consideration. It made its appearance in

Austerity, Now and Then

Greetings! I’m Sheila, nonfiction editor here at NDQ, and I’m taking over blog responsibilities for the next few weeks while Bill Caraher, our editor and publisher, is off doing field work in Greece.   “I propose” (the thing took all his strength) “oh what the hell” he cried; “what’s stopping

Colin Kaepernick: In Historical Perspective

Eric Burin In an 1857 speech, Abraham Lincoln explained the meaning and purpose behind the Declaration of Independence’s insistence that all men are “created equal” and that they are endowed with “certain unalienable rights,” including “liberty.” These noble sentiments, observed Lincoln, had no practical bearing on the patriots’ quest to

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