Articles of Note

The “whitening” of rock ’n’ roll. Tracing the genre from Lennon to Springsteen to the Rolling Stones shows that race is key to its ideology of authenticity... more »

New Books

John O’Hara, part Wharton, part Fitzgerald, chronicled and envied well-to-do American society. At 65 he asked Yale for an honorary degree. Yale refused... more »

Essays & Opinions

The art and artifice of the poetic pilgrimage. Can seeing Shakespeare’s First Folio or Dickinson’s house in Amherst bring a reader closer to the work itself?... more »