Articles of Note

Female artists have long been pegged as personal — which is to say, their art is not universal. "Greatness is a moving target designed to make women miss"... more »

New Books

The pathological vision of Robert Bresson. The French filmmaker was so repelled by how people behaved in front of the camera that he hardly ever went to the movies... more »

Essays & Opinions

Jonathan Swift, inveterate joker, rarely laughed late in life. Life was a farce in every sense but the most important one, in that it was tragedy... more »