Articles of Note

In the ‘20s, a female sculptor like Barbara Hepworth had three options: assimilate, decorate, or detonate. She chose the third... more »

New Books

The Japanese literary scene is plagued by rehashed American literature. Contemporary novelists are “brainless writers of crap.” Exhibit A: Haruki Murakami... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Pickwick craze. More than a serial novel, it was a Victorian phenomenon: merchandise (hats, soaps), spinoffs (bootleg editions, joke books). It was the birth of modern mass culture... more »