Articles of Note

Now 87, Norman Podhoretz has outlived his friends and adversaries. His body is slowing, but his ego is strong.  “I’m not famous for my modesty, whether false or otherwise”... more »

New Books

Being married to Thomas Carlyle, said a friend, must be "something next worse to being married to Satan himself." Carlyle's wife, Jane, made the most of the situation... more »

Essays & Opinions

Where do novelists go when reality overtakes their absurdist visions? They escape into the past, into mythology. But the past can't adequately account for the present... more »