For a long time, this site was a blog. Now that blog is hosted by First Things magazine. This site will continue to exist as a hub, mostly for people who Google “helen rittelmeyer.” If you would like to know what I’ve written lately, please visit my site at First Things or consult the “Published Articles” sidebar to the left, which I will continue to update. If you would like to email me, please do.
The posts originally published on this site are now hosted at FT, and I have collected some of them here, with updated links.
New Year’s Resolutions for Bloggers, 2 January 2012
Books of the Year, 29 December 2012
The Stammering Century by Gilbert Seldes, a Parade of Cautionary Tales for Reformers Everywhere, 21 November 2012
A review of The Adventures of Sumiyakist Q by Yumiko Kurahashi, 16 October 2012
A review of An Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, 25 October 2012
The Marquis de Custine, the Grouchier, Gayer Tocqueville of Russia, 25 October 2012.
The War in Katanga and the Book of Literary Criticism Indirectly Responsible for It, 27 October 2012.
Evaluating Reihan Salam on the Reihan Scale of Reihan-ness, 16 July 2012.
Maybe Whit Stillman Knows What It’s Like to Be a Woman, 19 May 2012.
Cloud Coup-Coup Land: How a Rivalry Between Two Mercenaries Landed the Better Man in Prison, 4 May 2012.
John Ellis, the Softspoken Barber-Hangman Whose Final Execution Was Self-Inflicted, 5 February 2012.
Shiva Naipaul, the Jonestown Massacre’s Strangest Casualty, 19 November 2011.
Roger Casement, the Gay Irish Humanitarian Who Was Hanged on a Comma, 15 November 2011.
Sterling Hayden: From Sea Captain to Hollywood Star and Back Again, 8 November 2011.
Wolcott Gibbs, Tragic New Yorker Virtuoso, 31 October 2011.