Articles of Note

Bertolt Brecht's bad breath. Poor dress, poor hygiene, poor manners: It was his way of showing solidarity with the proletariat... more »

New Books

Human character changed on or around June 1995. Who can help us make sense of the barrage of texts, tweets, newsfeeds, and emails? Rebecca Solnit... more »

Essays & Opinions

How to build a taxonomy of slang: Create categories for ?drink or drugs,' 'sex and related body parts,' and ?insults denoting misfits? and you?re on your way... more »