The Lost Genre of the Travel Adventure

Review: Douglas Preston, 'The Lost City of the Monkey God'

Ever since the telling of stories began—ever since there was language, in other words—we've had stories of travel and tales of adventure. Stories of a quest, in other words, and tales of a man just trying to get home.

As Iron Sharpens Iron

Review: Sebastian Smee, 'The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art

Male-male relations, if they are not sexual, are rarely considered these days, generally absent from the mental screen of those who consider men and women. Now all are reduced to the abstraction of "gender." Or rather men are.

Top Ten (or so) Films of 2016

This has been one of those rare years where (most) of the films I saw that I really liked the best came out in the first half of the year. Or, at least, well before the traditional start of awards season. But, with one exception, most of the year-end "awards bait" left me totally cold.

White House On Defense After Being Exposed as Architect of Anti-Israel U.N. Action

White House denies it worked to ensure the anti-Israel measure won approval

NY: With US Abstention, UN Security Council passes Resolution condemning Israeli settlementsSenior Obama administration officials are scrambling to provide explanations after multiple reports, including in the Washington Free Beacon, identified the White House as being a chief architect of a recent United Nations resolution condemning the state of Israel, according to conversations with multiple former and current U.S. officials.

Congress Moving to Cut U.S. Funding to U.N. in Wake of Anti-Israel Vote

Cruz: Obama plotting further action against Israel

Congress is already setting the stage to cut off United States funding to the United Nations in the wake of a hotly contested vote last week in which the Obama administration permitted an anti-Israel resolution to win overwhelming approval, according to Congressional leaders, who told the Free Beacon that the current administration is already plotting to take further action against the Jewish state before vacating office.

Biden Denies Lobbying Foreign Leaders to Back Anti-Israel U.N. Resolution

Insiders claim Biden pressured Ukrainian president to back resolution

Vice President Joe Biden is denying accusations that he personally lobbied foreign leaders to vote in favor of a hotly contested anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations last week that has brought U.S.-Israel relations to an all time low, according to sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about the matter.