Articles of Note

When language divides. Even a lingua franca like English has esoteric registers, which repel outsiders and reinforce the insularity of its speakers... more »

New Books

Modernity makes us forget history. Or so argues a new book. But who or what is “modernity,” and how does it manage such a feat?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Among the New York Intellectuals, Elizabeth Hardwick was considered a gentile sophisticate. She was, in fact, a master of articulate contempt... more »