Articles of Note

Responsibility, solidarity, moral clarity: What it's like to read and discuss Tony Judt in a Soviet-era bunker in wartime Ukraine... more »

New Books

How to understand writing. Ignore the two Jacques (Derrida and Lacan) and focus on what actual people write — Facebook posts, G-chats, tweets... more »

Essays & Opinions

Sex, brawls, and litigation. Gore Vidal made intellectual sparring into an art form. His mantra: “Never lose an opportunity to have sex or be on television.”... more »