Articles of Note

Albert Murray's Omni-American Blues. The contrarian culture critic pursued an argument about what it means to be black ... more »

New Books

Nabokov and Edmund Wilson’s falling out — over translating Pushkin — is often considered silly. But at stake was a serious question: Who owns language?... more »

Essays & Opinions

"Orwell didn’t foresee Trump. But if Trump were ever to find out about Orwell, he would probably tweet. ‘Really dumb @AnimalFarm. A total loser – no clue!’"... more »