Welcome. This is a first, trial run at blogging, a supplement to my work as Culture Critic for the Washington Post. You can find my work for the Post easily online. I intend to use this page for links to my wider interests, public appearances, stories for other publications, and for what I rather presumptuously call “feuilleton.” The daily stuff. Thoughts that don’t quite rise to the level of something I’d hand an editor at the newspaper.