Articles of Note

Joan Didion’s anti-journalism. She disliked interviews, did little reporting, and failed to "get" the story. Her brilliance came another way — close reading... more »

New Books

The culture wars are over, long live the culture wars! On the Internet, new participants battle on. Has it all become an ideological sideshow?... more »

Essays & Opinions

For Montaigne, the three finest things in life are friendship, sex, and reading. The best? Reading. Your friend may die, your sexual partner may betray you, but literature is always there... more »