Articles of Note

Gunther von Hagens, the man behind ?Body Worlds,' now finds that his own body is failing him. Dr. Death contemplates his own mortality... more »

New Books

For Émile Durkheim, son of a rabbi, religion anchored his life and work. But faith was less about a set of ideas than a force for social cohesion... more »

Essays & Opinions

Gone is the rigor of Montaigne. Today's essayists are yarn-spinners, tall-tale tellers, humorists parading as autobiographers... more »