Articles of Note

Jenny Diski's father was a professional con man, her mother an addict. Diski tried suicide ? a few times. Then, age 15, she was sheltered by Doris Lessing... more »

New Books

Graffiti varies from place to place. In New York, it's gallery-approved. In the Arab world, it's political. In Pompeii, it was erotic and funny... more »

Essays & Opinions

Inventing the future. The Victorians told a particular story about culture, technology, and optimism. It still shapes our vision of things to come... more »