Articles of Note

When languages meet, one usually dies. And revival is rare. That’s a depressing thought for a linguist who finds English kind of boring... more »

New Books

A typical German owns 10,000 objects. Britain is home to six billion items of clothing. How we became a world of consumers... more »

Essays & Opinions

Jack London, Upton Sinclair, Hunter S. Thompson, and Mario Vargas Llosa ran for office. They all failed. Politics is unkind to writers... more »