Articles of Note

Catullus’ corpus of 116 poems teems with rage and obscenity. He was Rome’s most erotic poet, but we know almost nothing of him. Cue the dark arts of speculative historical reconstruction... more »

New Books

What distinguishes a human being from a chestnut tree? It's the sort of question that preoccupied the apricot-cocktail-swilling set at the Bec-de-Gaz bar on the rue Montparnasse... more »

Essays & Opinions

Sure, the glossy magazines are leaking prestige, power, page counts, and glamour. But the allure remains, and James Wolcott can't get too many tales from the editors' desks... more »