Articles of Note

A poem can amuse, disconcert, enlighten, or reassure in moments of crisis. But can a poem be medicine?... more »

New Books

The music critic Virgil Thomson once saw himself as the world's most famous living composer. If only for a season... more »

Essays & Opinions

Isaac Bashevis Singer and his women. The Yiddish writer bragged about "his harem" of translators. They were his muses. And maybe his lovers... more »