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Brendan Bernhard

Brendan Bernhard is a contributing editor to the New York Sun, where he was the television critic from 2006-08, and a former staff writer at LA Weekly. He writes about culture, politics, and sports, and is the author of White Muslim (Melville House), a study of converts to Islam in the West.
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Keith Richards: Musician, Author, Military Man Manqué

Friday, November 12th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

The Rolling Stones guitarist who long ago was supposed to be in a tomb has left us with a pretty impressive tome.

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Do ‘Liberal’ Novelists Always Write ‘Liberal’ Novels?

Saturday, September 18th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

Why did America's conservative press ignore a novel which combines a full-blown send-up of New York’s left-wing intelligentsia with a serious exploration of religious faith?

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The Bridge: Bob Dylan, the ‘Ruling Class,’ and the ‘Country Class’

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

How Bob Dylan checked out of the culture war.

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Why Have Americans Lost Interest in Tennis?

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

Since the Agassi-Sampras era, Americans have given tennis the cold shoulder even as the sport has gone through a golden age. With the US Open starting this week, it’s time to get reacquainted with a sport we once loved.

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Christopher Hitchens’ Example to America

Thursday, August 26th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

If Americans are saddened by Hitchens’ illness, it’s not only because he has cancer. It’s because one of the few journalists in the country still able and willing to cross the political divide has cancer.

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Philip Larkin, Part II: We Need the Toad

Sunday, August 15th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

Larkin on jobs and the fear of unemployment.

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Philip Larkin, Part I: the Sad Man

Friday, August 13th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

Twenty-five years after his death, Philip Larkin’s poetry still resonates.

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Meet the Man Who Exposed the Al-Dura Hoax

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

An interview with Philippe Karsenty.

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Bob Dylan’s Great Travel Song

Friday, August 6th, 2010 - by Brendan Bernhard

"When I Paint My Masterpiece" is a great summer vacation song—particularly if you’re heading to Europe, as right about now, a lot of Americans are.

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