Articles of Note

Things that irk Mary Norris: poorly punctuated signs, the wrong sort of pencil, misused apostrophes, complaints about New Yorker style... more »

New Books

Freedom from all constraints is no freedom at all. True liberty lies in responsibility. We are defined by the commitments we keep... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Naipaul Question. How does a writer become so protean ? sympathetic and vile, attractive and repulsive, wounder and wounded?... more »