Articles of Note

Decline of the avant-garde. 'They got authority by damaging the earlier establishment,' says David Hockney. ?But they damaged all authority?... more »

New Books

Magnificently grotesque, vicious, or perhaps comic, the troll is a resilient character. Why we need trolls... more »

Essays & Opinions

Matthew Arnold's culture war--and ours. The mutton-chopped prophet of high culture lost his battle with the forces of anarchy. It's our loss, too... more »