Daniel Mendelsohn on Culture and Criticism

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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."


Daniel Mendelsohn

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Kim from Yardley, PA

Author Rick Riordan is introducing kids to Greek and Egyptian mythology with several series, including Percy Jackson, The Kane Chronicles, and Heroes of Olympus. My twin 9-year-old boys can't get enough of them, and know more about these myths than I do. One of my sons is hoping there will be a series on Norse mythology, too.

Oct. 09 2012 01:26 PM

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