Articles of Note

The average museum visitor spends only a moment — about seven seconds — in front of an artwork. Why do so many people spend those seconds on selfies? ... more »

New Books

The personal essay has become an introspective exercise full of pretty phrases that mean nothing. Another type of personal essay is possible... more »

Essays & Opinions

If the pleasures of reading are not too far removed from the pleasures of life, becoming a good reader is akin to learning to live well... more »