Articles of Note

Why do hundreds of people attend a conference called "Boring"? Because banality is appealing, especially when it approaches absurdity... more »

New Books

Keats was firm about what makes great literature. A poet must dwell in uncertainty, he said, "without any irritable reaching after fact and reason"... more »

Essays & Opinions

What makes a good friend? Take a page from the heartfelt and ribald correspondence of Sherwood Anderson, Theodore Dreiser, and Wharton Esherick... more »