Articles of Note

J. Edgar Hoover had a well-documented penchant for surveillance. But one targeted group has received little attention: black writers... more »

New Books

Does the rise of hip-hop mean the end of the love song? Yes, says Terry Teachout. Rap is loveless music for a post-marital world... more »

Essays & Opinions

To know where you stand on PEN and Charlie Hebdo, you have to make a judgment about Charlie Hebdo's humor. You have to understand French culture... more »