Articles of Note

Ivan Maisky became Soviet ambassador to London in 1932. He stayed for 11 years. His diary — dishy, insightful — rewrites the era... more »

New Books

Before "ugly" there was "igly," "wgly," "oogly," "ungly," "hoggliche": Whatever the word, unattractiveness has a surprising cultural history... more »

Essays & Opinions

If everything is amazing, why is nobody happy? Consider the answers of two philosophical giants: Plato and Louis C.K.... more »