Sean P. Cooper is a staff writer at Tablet and co-editor of The Scroll, the magazine’s afternoon newsletter. For alerts about his work, sign up for his newsletter here.
The inside story of the Slate meltdown
Don’t hurry back to the theaters for this one, folks
Two new books are tailor-made for the fantasies of the affluent, self-flagellating American
With some brilliant play and favorable breaks, this could be the best US Open yet for the Jewish phenom from Argentina
Warren Buffett’s son Peter has dropped $160 million—and probably a lot more—to turn a county in upstate New York into his personal farm-to-table utopia, complete with its own radio station, music festival, and currency
Ethnic studies consultants ride a wave of profits across America’s schools and corporate workplaces
Kate Crawford’s ‘Atlas of AI’ and Mark Leyner’s ‘Last Orgy of the Divine Hermit’ show two sides of the digital coin
A new deal between Facebook and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp in Australia will help determine the future of what’s inside your head
Some institutions insist on their own particularity and can reveal deeper truths, while others succumb to cruelty and inertia. With a special shout-out to the ‘Paris Review.’
How a respected but peripheral editorial job evolved into a partisan bludgeon for both sides of the American divide
The experience of voting on Election Day felt like part of an ongoing national crackup that isn’t close to over
The city council’s 2018 vote on Israel left many local Jews feeling unwelcome. Is it the new normal across midsize-town America?
That was two weeks ago, in Rome. But can he do it again today, in the semifinals of the French Open?
The Tides Network is a powerful instrument leveraged by billionaires working to change America, while shielding their philanthropic dollars from public scrutiny. Here’s how it works.
Rather than engage in the pressing matters of everyday Americans, Tuesday’s spectacle was part of the toxic sludge of infotainment being fed to us through screens
How the data-driven political journalism of Ezra Klein, Nate Silver, and others, applies the techno-elitist values of Silicon Valley to flatten political reality
The future of higher education in America is online
Deep-pocketed funders—including the Rockefellers and the Buffetts—are creating a constellation of activist groups like Stosh Cotler’s Bend the Arc that aim to rewire American Jewish life
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