Frank Rich

Writer-at-Large for New York Magazine.


Oklahoma Was Never Really O.K.

A new production exposes the darkness that’s always been at the heart of the musical — and the American experiment.

The National Circus

Recent Features

  1. the national interest
    Why Dr. Ben Carson Is the Latest GOP Political UnicornHe’s the sixth-most admired man in America. No wonder the party hopes he’ll stay in the race as long as possible. 
  2. Ebola Panic Is Straight From The Twilight ZoneThe paranoia runs deep on our suburban streets.
  3. Iraq EverlastingWe are still stuck in 2003, and it isn’t (only) George W. Bush’s fault.
  4. Can Conservatives Be Funny?As the late-night comedy landscape reshuffles, are right-wing comics being unfairly ignored? An investigation.
  5. Scandal Loves a ClintonAgain? But the harder their enemies hit, the stronger the couple becomes.
  6. The Greatest Showbiz Book Ever WrittenAct One is an infectious evocation of a vibrant world written, it turns out, by a chronic depressive who also found the business “pure hell.”
  7. Stop Beating a Dead FoxThe conservative news channel’s only real power is in riling up liberals, who by this point should know better.
  8. The Sondheim PuzzleA lifetime making sense of the extraordinary songwriter—as young fan; critic and “enemy”; and, by now, old friend.
  9. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Obamacare’s Failures Are Obama’s FaultHow could such an accomplished president screw up so badly?
  10. Frank Rich: CBS’s Benghazi Report Was a HoaxIt’s reminiscent of the faux “Hitler diaries.”
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