Articles of Note

Paul Berman has read the post-mortems for The New Republic, and he's annoyed. Yes, it was a political magazine. But it was also a singular journal of the arts... more »

New Books

The French are prickly about criticism ? who isn't, really? But when it comes to French-bashing, no one does it better than the French... more »

Essays & Opinions

Intoxication is an allure best managed, not escaped. This insight ? simple and profound ? stretches back to Euripides, at a time when drunkenness was new... more »