Articles of Note

The constrained scope, the proportional structure, the "handsome, clever and rich" heroine who is somehow likeable: Emma is the perfect novel... more »

New Books

Beethoven was full of noble aspiration: The Fifth Symphony makes everything seem possible. But applied to his personal life, it led to disaster... more »

Essays & Opinions

Punk is in its fourth decade, but confusion remains about what, exactly, it is. The rules, aesthetic, and parameters are, at best, murky... more »