Articles of Note

A white male writer is a writer. The rest are pigeonholed: female writer, black writer, African writer. But literature is a way to seek universality... more »

New Books

Few things are less funny than a book about humor. A joke explained is a joke failed. Especially if the explainer is Slavoj ?i?ek... more »

Essays & Opinions

Oliver Sacks has months to live. There is no longer time for anything inessential ? just himself, his work, his friends. And some silliness.... more »