Articles of Note

The godfather of crime fiction, Thomas De Quincey inhabited the dark fringe of Romanticism. He even applauded murder as one of the finer “arts” of life... more »

New Books

Try literature that scares the daylights out of you. Reading ghost stories not only helps expand the imagination; it also makes us nicer and more humble... more »

Essays & Opinions

How to write a best seller. Avoid fantasy, science fiction, revolutions, dinner parties, dancing. Focus on work. We're fascinated by other people's jobs... more »