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Micah Mattix

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.

Book Review

Robert B. Shaw sees things as they are

He is one of those poets who is profound without sounding so

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Margaret Atwood: feelings are not ‘justifications’

Plus: In praise of Ivan Turgenev, revisiting Crome Yellow and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The other Winslow Homer

Plus: The future of conservatism, Bob Dylan’s paintings and more

By Micah Mattix

Books

Is the white male novelist disappearing?

They’re not gone, but they are being ignored by literary prize committees

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Surrealism and freedom

Plus: Antony and Cleopatra at war, when cowboys were progressives and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Charles Isherwood replaces Terry Teachout

Plus: The first streaming platform, revising Beethoven and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The possibilities of travel

Plus: Stalin’s books, the real Raphael and more

By Micah Mattix

Art

Is Andy Warhol really an artist?

The Supreme Court will grapple with that question in an upcoming copyright case

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

What kids are reading

Plus: Weird Donne, in defense of markets and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

Can AI write real poems?

Plus: A 9,000-year-old shrine, why Christopher Alexander matters and more

By Micah Mattix

Poetry

Wallace Stevens and the magic of stuff

The poet loved collecting bric-a-brac from around the world for a reason

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The future of highbrow culture

Plus: The decline of the American elite, John Berryman’s letters, and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

The end of the MLA

Plus: Evelyn Waugh in Hollywood, Wittgenstein at war and more

By Micah Mattix

Prufrock

A new magazine on the right

Plus: The state of higher ed, Greek myths and more

By Micah Mattix

Book Review

A private life

Private Notebooks: 1914-1916 by Ludwig Wittgenstein, edited and translated by Marjorie Perloff, reviewed

By Micah Mattix

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