Articles of Note

Flaubert, Camus, Sartre, de Beauvoir: French intellectual culture was once the envy of the world. Now it’s mired in malaise... more »

New Books

William Styron once wrote that being a young novelist was like being a rock star. Ironic, because Styron’s own public persona was so boring... more »

Essays & Opinions

Not warmth or decency, but ornament. We dress ourselves out of vanity — but fashion is pivotal to art, ideas, even history itself... more »