Articles of Note

I had suicidal thoughts, says Clive James. "They all promptly vanished the moment I was under real threat. There was a sudden urge to live"... more »

New Books

What's the matter with meritocracy? It breeds a cult of intelligence, a sense of entitlement, and unequal outcomes. But what's the alternative?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Enough with America's tread-so-carefully literary culture, says Dwight Garner. Criticism isn't for uplift. It's for straight talk, a little humor, and above all, an argument... more »