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Annette Kirk: From Long Island to Mecosta

Annette Kirk was kind enough to sit down with me to talk on a recent visit to Piety Hill in Mecosta, Michigan in the...

Barns, Screens, and Whisky

“American Barn.” In a marvelous essay, Joshua Mabie reflects on the iconic meaning of barns in America: “Attention to barns’ actual history as well...

Conference Videos, Jon Stewart, and Frodo

If you weren't able to join us two weeks ago for our conference, you may want to set aside some time to watch the...

Luke Sheahan on The University Bookman and Academic Freedom

Luke Sheahan of Duquesne University and the newly appointed editor of The University Bookman, a book review journal founded by Russell Kirk and edited...

Conference Recap, Chess, and the Waste Land

The FPR conference this weekend was a great delight. The only problem is that I wanted to have long conversations with everyone who came....

Lippmann, Property, and Swamp People

“Labor, Land, and Racism.” Brian Volck reviews Berry’s new book, which comes out next month: “For Berry, there are no autonomous people and no...

Jason M. Baxter & The Medieval Mind of C.S. Lewis

Jason M. Baxter is a professor at the University of Notre Dame and has a new book from InterVarsity Press titled The Medieval Mind...

Mourning, Coffeehouses, and Water

“The Work of Mourning.” Roger Scruton probes the necessity and value of mourning with his characteristic range and insight: “Until the work of mourning...

Property, Work, and Hillbilly Thomists

Have you registered for our fall conference taking place in two weeks at Grove City College? Registration closes on the 17th, so don't delay!...

Love, Landmarks, and Chestnuts

“Can Love Take Sides?” The new issue of Plough is full of worthwhile essays, but Porchers will want to start with this essay by...