Articles of Note

Is writing about the arts self-indulgent in a time of political upheaval? No. Cultural criticism is a community service... more »

New Books

Why do writers write? Narcissism, rage, a quest for ecstasy, a therapeutic impulse. Then there’s J.M. Coetzee, who writes out of apathy... more »

Essays & Opinions

When John Berger died this year, obituaries depicted him as a Marxist rabble-rouser. And he was. But that was only one of his modes... more »