Articles of Note

New taboos have replaced old in terms of profanity. We no longer fear the wrath of God or descriptions of sex. We fear offending groups... more »

New Books

Sir Thomas Browne, a minor writer with a major style, is credited with 784 neologisms, including "electricity,”  “hallucination,”  “ferocious,” and “swaggy.” But a model thinker for our time? Not quite... more »

Essays & Opinions

What is a book cover? A skin, a membrane, a safeguard, a translation from text to image, an anxious effort to corral the boundless contents inside... more »