Articles of Note

Chapters: They organize our books and provide a metaphor for our lives. Where did they come from? A befuddled 15th-century scholar... more »

New Books

On June 16, 1816, Byron told a group of friends, ?We will each write a ghost story." John Polidori wrote 'The Vampyre.' Byron took credit... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Death of Klinghoffer is the kind of opera that incites outrage. But it is hardly agitprop. It is moving and intelligent. It is a work of art... more »