A Partial List of Allusions in the Times’s Paterno Review

Without any of these cultural artifacts, Dwight Garner would have been unable to review the new biography of disgraced football coach Joe Paterno:

  • The Insane Clown Posse and their relationship with Amish people
  • “James Dickey’s famous poem ‘Falling’”
  • President Richard Nixon
  • Comic actor Eugene Levy
  • The toppling of Saddam Hussein statues in Iraq
  • The death of Aldous Huxley