Articles of Note

Life was not going well for Claude Debussy: bad marriage, bad health, debt, writer's block. Then he escaped Paris for Normandy... more »

New Books

A good metaphor allows you to see the world in new ways. But there aren't many good metaphors. Most annoy and distract rather than illuminate... more »

Essays & Opinions

Universities have become businesses, and businesses now generate knowledge and culture. In such a world, what's the role of the writer?... more »