Articles of Note

Consider the blurb. What began with a note from Emerson to Whitman has become pervasive — even though there's little evidence that blurbs sell any books... more »

New Books

Not all writers have an interest in punctuation. Wordsworth didn't care. Twain, however, ordered a proofreader shot for attempting to improve his grammar... more »

Essays & Opinions

Hume’s philosophy was long overlooked. He was instead known for his lightly researched historical works and a talent for wrongheadedness... more »