Nick Romeo is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast. His journalism and criticism has also appeared in The Atlantic, The New Republic,The Times Literary Supplement, The Boston Globe, Slate, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, National Geographic, and many other venues. His most recent book is Driven: Six Incredible Musical Journeys.

Seduction

We should’ve listened to Plato, and Aristotle, too, for that matter: They warned us that skilled orators feed our craving for what sounds good but leads to a post-fact world.

GET ACTIVE

The venerable environmentalist organization has been around for 125 years, battling all sorts of politicians, but its leaders call Trump’s election an ‘extreme challenge.’

Ancient and Modern

Greece’s economic collapse and social disarray make the country ripe for satire, which helps explain why a centuries-old comedy by Aristophanes is a big hit there this summer.

Stargazer

The novelist behind Ridley Scott's blockbuster on what the movie got wrong about Mars, and when we'll colonize another planet.