Articles of Note

It's nice to think that humankind is becoming more empathetic and selfless. And less violent. But is it true? John Gray takes aim at optimism... more »

New Books

F.R. Leavis maintained the highest of high brows. His idea of intellectual slumming was listening to Schubert and reading a neglected classic... more »

Essays & Opinions

Dear pedantic grammarians: Your rules are just stylistic conventions. We'll split an infinitive or end a sentence with a preposition anytime we want to... more »