Articles of Note

The Henry Kissinger reputation restoration project is in full swing. Volume 1 of an authorized biography delivers 1,000 pages of unconvincing claptrap... more »

New Books

Consider the octopus. "Devil-fish," according to Victor Hugo; Pliny called no animal more savage in causing the death of man. But oh, so intelligent and perceptive... more »

Essays & Opinions

James Whistler was a raffish dandy who perfected the personal grudge. “Whistler’s Mother” was the painter's attempt to change this reputation — to claim genteel respectability... more »