Articles of Note

What was it like to be edited by William Shawn? I'm appending “a few questions,” he told a writer of a New Yorker profile. There were 178... more »

New Books

Evelyn Waugh: He dabbled at painting and homosexuality, excelled at snobbish bigotry, wrote 16 novels, had seven children and a nervous breakdown... more »

Essays & Opinions

Do you talk about "devouring" books? The metaphor is common but hardly benign. Consider the long, turbulent relationship between reading and eating... more »