Articles of Note

Giraffomania. The first giraffe in France arrived in 1826 and caused a sensation. Everything, even art, was “la mode à la girafe”... more »

New Books

Historically, books were read out loud, to an audience — lighting was expensive, illiteracy common, and reading was deemed dangerous... more »

Essays & Opinions

The speed of philosophy. Philippa Foot, a “dreadfully slow thinker,” wrote little. The challenge of the field, as she saw it, was to be slow enough... more »