Articles of Note

What went into One Hundred Years of Solitude? A “piece of shit” contract, 30,000 cigarettes, and one transformative moment... more »

New Books

Galileo worked on ballistics; Copernicus was an expert on monetary reform. The scientific revolution wasn’t what we think it was... more »

Essays & Opinions

Before Ta-Nehisi Coates and Claudia Rankine were Wright, Baldwin, and Ellison. So why do some speak of black public intellectuals as “new”?... more »