Articles of Note

Every age has its scolds, at least since the codex replaced the scroll. Literary culture, they warn, is being dumbed down. This is nonsense... more »

New Books

In the 18th century, a new kind of person appeared: the "man of feeling," who could empathize with strangers. This was a striking departure ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Goya’s paintings exude unreality. But this — their fictiveness — is itself an aesthetic triumph, a way of telling the truth... more »