Articles of Note

The case of the libelous letters. In 1920s Britain, a neighborhood dispute engrossed the nation. Why? The written word was a new and exhilarating weapon... more »

New Books

Tina Brown has fame, fortune, and little respect. Even her successes are seen less as the result of her editorial vision than of her willingness to spend money... more »

Essays & Opinions

Louis-Ferdinand Céline became famous suddenly and infamous soon after. Can we distinguish “good” Céline, the novelist, from “bad” Céline, the anti-Semitic pamphleteer?... more »