Articles of Note

If someone changes drastically, does he or she become a different person? The answer to this old philosophical riddle may be in the nature of the change... more »

New Books

How to think about rock. Before the biographies, blogs, and building of brands, it was the music that blew our minds. Behold the manic brilliance of David Bowie... more »

Essays & Opinions

Patrick Modiano: novelist, Nobel laureate, compulsive fabricator. Consider the sinister prank calls, swindling of booksellers, and lies about his age. Are these aesthetic deceptions?... more »