Articles of Note

Perhaps it's true that Vidal and Buckley's 1968 debates, a master class in ad hominem insults, ushered in an era of televised gasbaggery. But what gasbaggery it was!... more »

New Books

Semiotics, Bauhaus design, New Criticism, poststructuralism: all have been put to corporate and government use. What's next? The digital humanities... more »

Essays & Opinions

Ideology began with politics but has gained dominion over a lot more of our lives. No novelist is more attuned to this reality than Jonathan Franzen... more »