Articles of Note

What kind of writer would Jane Austen have gone on to be had she lived beyond her early 40s? “Of all great writers," said Virginia Woolf, "she is the most difficult to catch in the act of greatness”... more »

New Books

Why has The Hatred of Poetry been such a publishing success? Yes, Ben Lerner is witty and charming. But more important, he gives readers permission to be a bit philistine... more »

Essays & Opinions

Unlike some name-brand atheists, Nietzsche didn’t waste time on easy targets like miracles or relics. He laughed at God. And nothing restores a sense of proportion like a sense of humor... more »