Articles of Note

As an art critic, William Hazlitt racked up enemies. He was unsparing. But what ruined his reputation was an affair with a woman half his age... more »

New Books

Washington has long been a chummy and vainglorious town. At its epicenter is Georgetown, a court society and literary commune... more »

Essays & Opinions

?Bad taste and bad art? is how Edmund Wilson dismissed H.P. Lovecraft's novels. He wasn't literary, which is what gave him such power as a writer... more »