Daniel Mendelsohn on Culture and Criticism

Cultural critic Daniel Mendelsohn, who writes for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review talks about the highs and lows of culture. His new collection, Waiting for the Barbarians, brings together 24 of his recent essays on subjects from "Avatar" to the poems of Arthur Rimbaud, from our fascination with the Titanic to his dissection of "Mad Men."