Articles of Note

On bibliotherapy. Novels are hardly cures for our life problems. Books drive people to do strange things. They don’t solve problems, they create new ones... more »

New Books

Cézanne, Carlyle, and Turing all suffered from shyness. No wonder: Social anxiety turns us — especially writers and artists — into close readers of the world’s signs and wonders... more »

Essays & Opinions

How to explain Freud's waning influence? We've grown skeptical of grand theories and fond of minimalist forms. It’s our loss... more »