Articles of Note

The problem with conspiracy theorists isn't that they lack information. The problem is that they lack intellectual character... more »

New Books

Brecht in America. His reception was grudging at best, obtuse and reactionary at worst. The problem? He fell victim to the professoriate... more »

Essays & Opinions

When did difficulty become suspect in American culture? The ideal of seriousness was never widely shared, but it used to be seen as worth striving for... more »