Articles of Note

Igor Stravinsky thought standard arrangements of the "Star-Spangled Banner" were amateurish. In 1941 he wrote a new version. Then the police intervened... more »

New Books

What color were Kafka's eyes? Four accounts offer four different answers: dark, gray, blue, and brown. He was a man who preferred to go unnoticed... more »

Essays & Opinions

Majoring in English, we're now told, is good for your soul. Self-transformation has given way to self-help. Read Rilke, win friends, influence people. A little desperate, no?... more »