Articles of Note

Henry James loved his mother and was desperate to get away from her. It’s no coincidence that some of his best novels have no mothers at all... more »

New Books

The trouble with new nature writing. Books by Helen Macdonald and Robert Macfarlane purport to be about wildness. Why are they so tame?... more »

Essays & Opinions

 “I’m after me,” explained Edward Hopper. He hoped to find himself in what he painted, which explains the mystery of his art... more »