Mene Ukueberuwa is the Hilton Kramer Fellow at The New Criterion.


Can We Preserve Honor in Sports?

As uninspired as it sounds to point out that American swimmer Lilly King made her biggest “splash” at the Olympics outside of the pool, it’s worth examining. King captured the attention of viewers around the world on August 7, when her rival Yulia Efimova raised her index finger to a “No. 1” gesture after winning … Continued

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What Millennials Can Learn about Love from Opera

Of all the art forms for life to imitate, opera might be the most unlikely. Its stilted affairs and tragic finales might offer expressive representation of our love lives, but they seem far removed from our actual habits and behaviors. And yet, as the current generation of young people comes of age, and the focus … Continued

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