Articles of Note

The complex history of flash photography: Welcomed at first as a quasi-divine way of showing what had previously been hidden, now it can seem like an unwelcome intrusion... more »

New Books

Edward Garnett, who launched the careers of Joseph Conrad and D.H. Lawrence, was a businessman, critic, and muse — the sort of character unique to literary London in the 1890s... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Orwell cult. His lionization as a moral giant and a prophet is overdone. But one thing really grates: the idea that he's a monument to human decency... more »