Articles of Note

Descartes tended to brush aside critics of his ideas. But when in 1643 a young woman wrote to raise some questions, Descartes listened... more »

New Books

Biographers: Henry James feared them as predators. James Joyce ridiculed them as “biografiends.” Saul Bellow compared them to coffin-makers... more »

Essays & Opinions

Think of how readily we accept what a female writer is, or should be. Women are best at looking inward; men are truth-tellers. Women feel, men report... more »