Tony Daniel Retrospective on the Astonishing Literary Legacy of James Michener at ‘The Federalist’

  Tony Daniel says that the venerable best-selling author of historical fiction has gotten a bad rap in literary circles as Michener’s rejection of postmodernism has given rise to jaded and unfair judgments of his epic storytelling. “Reconsidering… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Movie and Book at ‘The Federalist’

In his review here, Tony Daniel calls Crazy Rich Asians a fun American movie. He notes, tongue-in-cheek, that the cast is kind of like a Harvard freshman class in reverse (more on Harvard’s racist admittance policy here). He concludes… Read More

Former Students and Award-winning T.V. and Motion Picture Screenwriters VJ and Justin Boyd Deliver a Couple of Nice Mentions of Tony Daniel as One of Their Formative Writing Teachers

In an article in the University of Texas at Dallas Mercury, Tony Daniel’s former writing students and friends VJ and Justin Boyd, who have gone on to write for several television series including Justified and Channel Zero, and who jointly won the… Read More

Retrospective on the Great V.S. Naipaul by Tony Daniel at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says that with the death of the Nobel Prize winning author, we’ve lost a great writer who both valued civilization, and saw the world as it is, not how he wished it to be. Tony also… Read More

Tony Daniel Reviews ‘Life After Google,’ by George Gilder at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel notes approvingly that George Gilder argues that centralized data behemoths like Google and Facebook are coming down, sooner rather than later, because the nature of the internet and the information economy is about to undergo a transformative… Read More

Tony Daniel Review of HBO Show ‘Barry’ at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel says HBO television show “Barry” is a mostly charming confection, even if it ultimately fails to be as funny as it thinks it is. The show is done by episode eight, the story told, the point… Read More

Tony Daniel Review of Thriller Novel ‘Spymaster,’ by Brad Thor at the ‘Federalist’

Tony Daniel argues that, while Spymaster and the Harvath series may be fast food reading, you can think of Brad Thor books as the Chick-fil-A sandwiches of thrillers. Thor always turns out a nicely researched quality product with a… Read More