Articles of Note

Here's what we know: Shakespeare was buried on April 25, 1616. How did he die? Many theories - alcoholism, typhus - but little evidence... more »

New Books

Blanche and Alfred Knopf had a simple plan: “We would get married and make books and publish them.” Reality was more complicated - and interesting... more »

Essays & Opinions

Why do some writers abandon their native language and adopt another? Politics, idealism, and internationalism all play a part. Opportunism, too... more »