Articles of Note

"Tell me what you like,” said John Ruskin, “and I’ll tell you what you are.” Such was the spell he cast, people of culture didn't know what to think until he told them... more »

New Books

Over four years, Hemingway evolved from an obscure experimental writer into a literary lion. His letters, pugilistic and patronizing, explain his transformation... more »

Essays & Opinions

“When I play with my cat,” Montaigne wrote, “how do I know she is not playing with me?” We can learn a lot from cats — contentment, for instance... more »