Articles of Note

Help Susan Sontag with her mail. Feed Bob Silvers dried blueberries. Doctors and lawyers have secretaries; intellectuals have assistants... more »


New Books

Philip Glass was born with the I-don't-care-what-you-think gene." It's been a gift, a license to experiment. It's also led him astray"... more »


Essays & Opinions

The consolations of poetry are not benign illusion or false hope. Poetry is equipment for living, an education in reconciling ourselves to our fates... more »