Articles of Note

The trouble with Ai Weiwei. His art is inane and moronic, no more than political kitsch. And yet the man's courage is undeniably admirable... more »

New Books

Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Heisenberg: Scientific progress has always required heroic minds, not necessarily heroic morals. Adam Gopnik elaborates... more »

Essays & Opinions

When it comes to comfort reading, Will Self doesn't want to inhabit the world of a spy novel. No, he wants to imagine slipping into a !Kung hunter's penis sheath and hoisting a hunting spear... more »