Articles of Note

Sir George Scharf was a Victorian art curator who lived with his mother and had bad digestion. Is he the most boring man in history?... more »

New Books

The Romans combined military prowess and inclusive citizenship. If not a contemporary model, says Mary Beard, it does represent a challenge... more »

Essays & Opinions

Lightning, thunder, floods: Early stories about weather were apocalyptic. Then it faded from literature. Now meteorology has brought it back... more »