Articles of Note

Ivan Maisky — intelligent, spirited, polyglot — was Stalin's ambassador to London in the 1930s. His diary, while unreliable, is a revelation... more »

New Books

The science of well-being is a pernicious project based on a mistaken assumption: that we can engineer our own happiness. Blame Jeremy Bentham... more »

Essays & Opinions

The age of annotation is upon us. But is Genius — a crowdsourced annotation website — really the future of close reading?... more »