Ron Charles
Ron Charles
Critic

Ron came to The Post in 2005 from the Christian Science Monitor, where he was the Book Editor and lead critic. He lives in Bethesda with his wife, an English teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.

Latest by Ron Charles

‘The Global War on Morris,’ by Congressman Steve Israel

‘The Global War on Morris,’ by Congressman Steve Israel

A comic political satire of the Bush administration’s assault on civil rights — and common sense.

Rediscovering books of Christmas past

Rediscovering books of Christmas past

Penguin Christmas Classics put stories by Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott and others back under the tree.

Clifford and other dogs we’ve loved in literature

Clifford and other dogs we’ve loved in literature

From ‘The Poky Little Puppy’ to ‘Cujo,’ dogs have been some of the most memorable characters in literature.

‘The Happiest People in the World,’ by Brock Clarke

‘The Happiest People in the World,’ by Brock Clarke

When a Danish cartoonist offends Islamic terrorists, the CIA gives him a new identity in a small U.S. town.