Articles of Note

Clichés in context. At best they help us understand our commonality; at worst they replace our thoughts entirely... more »

New Books

Voltaire's garden was an ethical statement; Emily Dickinson's was a place for private retreat. What--if anything--can we learn from an author's garden?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Yes, the canon is subjective and flawed. But the idea of maintaining one is not. It's crucial to distinguish between the great and the good... more »