Articles of Note

The punch-happy writer is a literary cliche. We recognize the usual suspects: Hemingway, Mailer, Bukowski. But Keats, Camus, Lawrence, Thackeray? Who knew?... more »

New Books

A modern paradox: Most of us lead lives more secure than our ancestors’, yet we're more anxious about the prospect of violence. Why?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Gloriously aloof, unimpeachably cool, Joan Didion was also a passionate foe of feminism, a simmering elitist, the white girl to whom generations of white girls have been drawn... more »