Articles of Note

Norman Mailer helped free the convicted murderer Jack Henry Abbott, promising him work as his literary assistant. Shortly after Abbott’s release, he killed again... more »

New Books

The self-righteousness of literary style guides. They offer advice like “avoid fancy words” but often fail to practice what they preach... more »

Essays & Opinions

Juan Luis Vives in Paris, Erasmus in Venice. Does the mobility of 16th-century intellectuals explain Europe’s rise in fortunes?... more »