Articles of Note

Information existed before Claude Shannon, but there was little sense of it as an idea, an object of hard science. His insight made our world possible... more »

New Books

Ulysses and the law. In 1899, Joyce attended a murder trial in Dublin. The case helped form the fabric of a novel that landed him in court... more »

Essays & Opinions

Truman Capote's excesses would, in his final years, seal his fate as an outcast of the "in" crowd. Now that Capote the personality has faded, it's easier to assess Capote the artist... more »