Articles of Note

"The Man Who Fascinated Women (Writers)." Clancy Sigal, a wounded figure and onetime lover of Doris Lessing, makes for an unusual guide through blacklist-era Hollywood... more »

New Books

"So far as we love seriousness, as well as life," Susan Sontag wrote, "we are moved by it, nourished by it.” But what does it mean to love seriousness?... more »

Essays & Opinions

“A writer must refuse to let himself be turned into an institution,” wrote Sartre, turning down the Nobel. Thus began the Sartre Prize for Prize Refusal... more »