Articles of Note

Constable vs. Turner; Newton vs. Leibniz; Edison vs. Tesla. Does having an intellectual rival spur creativity? History suggests so... more »

New Books

At 27, Charlotte Brontë, a poor, despairing student, walked into a church confessional for the first time. Within a year, she was writing her first novel... more »

Essays & Opinions

So much prose is so egregious. It's always been thus. Why? Because writing, unlike speaking, is an unnatural act. Steven Pinker explains... more »