Articles of Note

America’s most colorful academic? Maybe the renegade biologist Robert Trivers, a brawler and former Black Panther with some near-death experiences... more »

New Books

Michael Dirda is a writer. But in a truer sense, he is Bookman: a cheerleader for the old, the neglected, the marginalized... more »

Essays & Opinions

The moral danger of reading a novel. We give authors enormous — potentially diabolical — power to shape our ideas, our politics, our selves... more »