Articles of Note

The era of shoddy science. "Excellence" is no longer practical; now "impact" is what matters. Rigor has been displaced by jockeying for status... more »

New Books

Jenny Diski's spectacular originality relied on her ability to empathize even with those whom she failed to understand... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Shelleys, Byron, and friends in Switzerland one cold and rainy summer were like a writer’s colony from hell: love triangles, sharp tempers, and the birth of Frankenstein... more »