Articles of Note

Do you know what 'sprezzatura? means? How about 'starboard out, starboard home?? Secret frames of reference govern writing... more »

New Books

Hopped up on coffee and amphetamines, Sartre filled notebook upon notebooks with prose both windy and impenetrable... more »

Essays & Opinions

Postal utopia. Early in the 20th century, three thinkers ? Twain, Lenin, Weber ? shared a model of paradise: the German post office... more »