Articles of Note

Shakespeare's language tics — “gentle,” “answer,” “beseech,” “tonight” — reveal the sometimes vague line between authorship and influence among Elizabethan playwrights... more »

New Books

Didion in Faulkner country. In her 1970 travels, she discovered the morbidity of New Orleans, the rarity of bikinis, and the difficulty of ordering dinner after 8 p.m.... more »

Essays & Opinions

Claude Monet became synonymous with money. What sparked the 19th-century love affair between American wealth and innovative French art?... more »