Neal Pollack


'50 Shades' of Meh

By Neal Pollack

'50 Shades' of Meh
‘50 Shades of Grey’ taught us that some people subject themselves to sadomasochistic rituals — like seeing the movie itself. Neal Pollack went through it, so you don’t have to.Read More


The Neal Pollack Guide to Awards Season

By Neal Pollack

The Neal Pollack Guide to Awards Season
Neal Pollack explains why you should — or shouldn’t — care about awards season. Hint: There is some self-hatred involved.Read More


Welcome to The New Republic — Taylor Swift's Been Waiting For You

By Neal Pollack

Welcome to The New Republic — Taylor Swift's Been Waiting For You
The recent purge at The New Republic put a rare bright spotlight on the magazine of ideas. Neal Pollack looks back at its, umm, storied history — and its future.Read More


The Humbling of Philip Roth

By Neal Pollack

The Humbling of Philip Roth
Author Neal Pollack’s encounter with his lifelong rival suggests there’s more to Philip Roth’s retirement than what the author has said in the press.Read More


Learning To Be Good From The Ethics Master

By Neal Pollack

Learning To Be Good From The Ethics Master
Randy Cohen, the former New York Times columnist, takes on the ‘ethics of everything’ in his new book. It’s well-argued, but leaves out the issues that folks talk about at Chick-fil-A.Read More



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