Articles of Note

Greece without Greek? Japan with no Japanese? Of the world's 6,000 languages, by 2115 only 600 will survive. John McWhorter explains... more »

New Books

He was a dandified outsider with outsize ambitions. She was 10 years older and married - well, but not happily. Notes on a strange romance... more »

Essays & Opinions

Goya's etchings of war exemplify one aspect of his talent, but it showed up in many guises. The irreducible breadth of an artist's vision... more »