Articles of Note

Ornette Coleman was a freak – about his music, clothing, beard, philosophy. Yet his life was a conventional one, he insisted: “Born, work, sad and happy and etc.”... more »

New Books

To be immersed in Victorian-era politics, as was H.G. Wells, was to be engaged in a fierce debate among Darwinians, Malthusians, and eugenicists... more »

Essays & Opinions

ISIS is sadistic, but it taps an ancient fantasy: the return of a ruler who can transcend dreary, piecemeal politics and make a world without compromise... more »