Freedom at a crossroads
On the reaction to PEN's Freedom of Expression Courage Award announcement.
A note of thanks
A special message to our supporters.
A birthday tribute
First Things turns twenty-five.
A “normal” Narva
by Andrew Stuttaford
Over a third of its population are Russian citizens and it is located at the edge of the isthmus where Russia merges into Estonia; Narva has an interesting position as Putin's ambitions grow.
Too cool in the capital
by Bruce Cole
On “Recent Acquisitions” and “Elaine de Kooning: Portraits” at the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., and an update on plans for an Eisenhower Memorial in the capital.
Jacob Lawrence at MOMA
by Karen Wilkin
On “One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North" at MOMA and “Struggle . . . From The History of the American People” at the Phillips Collection.
Doing as the Romans do
by William Logan
On Heaven, by Rowan Ricardo Phillips; Rome, by Dorothea Lasky; Breezeway, John Ashbery; A Woman Without a Country, by Eavan Boland; The Other Mountain, by Rowan Williams; and Nothing to Declare, by Henri Cole.