Articles of Note

Is a full understanding of physical reality within humanity’s grasp? Probably not, says Martin Rees. Some insights will have to await a post-human intelligence... more »

New Books

Evelyn Waugh, who dropped out of Oxford, spent much of his life keeping the academy at bay. Now, perhaps inevitably, he’s the subject of a mountain of scholarship... more »

Essays & Opinions

Writing and thinking are intimate activities. Does that suggest brilliant men pay an intellectual price for mistreating women? It's comforting — and certainly false — to think so... more »