Articles of Note

Pointed hats, broomsticks, caldrons, cats. Why do we assume witches look a certain way? Blame the rise of the mass-produced woodcut... more »

New Books

Addicted to opium and always in debt, Thomas De Quincey fled his own child’s wake to escape a creditor. And yet he maintained a curious optimism... more »

Essays & Opinions

Why do Japanese audiences adore Woody Allen films? Because Jewish humor has become a marker of elite sophistication... more »