Articles of Note

Lolita is romantic and funny and perverted, but Pale Fire is the great gay comic novel — a catalogue of homosexual desire through the ages... more »

New Books

Boas, bugs, and backscratchers, cockroaches and condors, the evil eye and the history of toast. In praise of the erudite eclecticism of the Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica... more »

Essays & Opinions

What's changed isn't that politicians and media lie, but that we seem to have stopped caring whether they tell the truth or not. It's as if we've bid farewell to reality... more »