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Micah Mattix is a senior editor of The Spectator’s World edition and the author of the Prufrock newsletter. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the New Criterion, the Atlantic and many other publications.
Plus: A long-distance hiking trail in Kurdistan, Houellebecq’s changing fortunes and more
By Micah Mattix
Plus: The unknown Wyeth, the politics of camping and more
Plus: The future of Tangier Island, the largest subterranean city in the world and more
Plus: Roman mosaics in Croatia, Peter Hitchens on getting fat and more
There may be lessons to be learned from fishing, but I haven’t learned any
Plus: The birth of modern spirituality, journalistic originality and more
Plus: The Times’s new executive editor, a history of dueling and more
Plus: The origin of the blues, juvenile Jane Austen and more
He is one of those poets who is profound without sounding so
Plus: In praise of Ivan Turgenev, revisiting Crome Yellow and more
Plus: The future of conservatism, Bob Dylan’s paintings and more
They’re not gone, but they are being ignored by literary prize committees
Plus: Antony and Cleopatra at war, when cowboys were progressives and more
Plus: The first streaming platform, revising Beethoven and more
Plus: Stalin’s books, the real Raphael and more
Pop music isn’t getting better — and that’s okay
The welcome return of The Kids in the Hall
Is the white male novelist disappearing?
Lionel Trilling against cancel culture
Why I didn’t start a Substack
How a small publisher survived the digital age
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.