Articles of Note

Who is Joan Didion? We talk of her as an essayist and grief memoirist, as a political writer, and as a novelist. There must be a connection... more »

New Books

Contemporary philosophy is laden with runaway “intellectualism” – everything is taken to be a product of thought. But some things just are... more »

Essays & Opinions

Writers have flocked to cafés for some years now. Do they go to write or to be distracted? 17th-century London offers some clues... more »