Articles of Note

Umberto Eco was a semiologist, anthropologist, literary critic, publisher, novelist – but above all, a historian railing against modernism... more »

New Books

Lola Ridge, feminist anarchist poet, was tiny but often described as “tall.” Perhaps that had to do with her standing up to police officers on horseback... more »

Essays & Opinions

What writers and spies have in common: isolation, loss of perspective, grandiosity, alcoholism, and a willingness to lie and call it something else... more »