Articles of Note

Aharon Appelfeld, who died this week, didn't speak during the Holocaust. His accent would have given him away as a Jew. So he built a language all his own... more »

New Books

Mencken once estimated that he had published some 10 to 15 million words, everywhere riddled with verbal obscurities: Blattidae, chandala, chrestomathy... more »

Essays & Opinions

There were 10 to 20 of them, scientists and philosophers. They met on Thursday evenings, calling themselves the Vienna Circle. We're still struggling with the aftermath... more »