Articles of Note

Shirley Jackson found people competitive, self-serving, and not to be trusted. She came by such views honestly, then turned them into horror... more »


New Books

Clive James, bingewatcher. He's an incisive and discerning critic. But it's his affection for the abysmal that distinguishes his taste in television... more »


Essays & Opinions

Secular national movements of the 20th century assumed that "decline was the destiny of all religions,” as Michael Walzer puts it. They were wrong. So is Walzer... more »