Articles of Note

What do artists do, mostly? They tweak what they've already done. George Saunders finds it helpful to imagine a meter on his forehead... more »

New Books

The impediments of style. Terry Eagleton’s writing proceeds by jokey elaboration, winking asides, and absurdist flights of fancy. It’s fun, but frustrating... more »

Essays & Opinions

Professions colonize our imaginations. So thought Ivan Illich, who was against schools, medicine, transportation, law, psychotherapy, and the media... more »