Articles of Note

Joe Gould, author of the longest book ever or never written, was known as a delightful eccentric: harmless and even lovable. He was neither... more »

New Books

“What pleases the public is always what’s most banal,” wrote van Gogh. Does our obsession with Sunflowers” suggest that his own work has lapsed into banality?... more »

Essays & Opinions

The belief system of Silicon Valley can't account for a plateau of progress. But expectations have outrun reality, says John Markoff. 2045 is going to look a lot like today... more »