Articles of Note

Tom Vanderbilt is in his 40s. His daughter is 4. Together they're learning how to play chess -- and, unwittingly, about the brain as it ages... more »

New Books

A man of principle and an opportunist, scoundrel, snob, con man easily fooled, coward and hero, generous, mean, clever, stupid: the true Casanova... more »

Essays & Opinions

Christopher Hitchens was no admirer of Isaiah Berlin. But the preservation of liberty depends on both types of men: Hitchens for his courage, Berlin for his tolerance... more »