Articles of Note

Ada Lovelace was either the first programmer or an overrated 19th-century figure. Either way, she was one of the best writers about computing... more »

New Books

What we want from fiction: emotional intimacy, the opportunity to transcend the barrier of self-consciousness that constrains us... more »

Essays & Opinions

We think of Orson Welles as a drunk, as falling short of his potential, as a wasteful filmmaker. Those notions say more about us than about Welles... more »