Articles of Note

Pumpkin, Basil, Citrus, Red Pepper, Artichoke, Cherry, Buttercup. What's with the oddly horticultural lingo of Israeli soldiers?... more »

New Books

What word processing wrought. Easily, endlessly editable text lets you go on revising forever. It’s a blessing. And a curse... more »

Essays & Opinions

Sincerity and irony in art. What can beatniks, punks, and hipsters teach us about commitment, both aesthetic and political?... more »