Articles of Note

Loving literature. Our relationships with books are emotional. We read certain authors as an act of devotion, even if unrequited... more »

New Books

Vladimir Mayakovsky was two poets: an idiosyncratic, avant-garde visionary, and a lackey who put his rhymes to use for Lenin... more »

Essays & Opinions

Tyranny of the smart take. On the Internet, book critics feel pressure to stand apart and perform. They should merely inform... more »