Articles of Note

Hitler’s favorite conductor, Wilhelm Furtwängler was known for a wobbly beat and the cultivation of inexactitude — a sort of spontaneity by design... more »

New Books

The afterlives of philosophers. Nietzsche’s reputation fell almost immediately into disrepute; Kierkegaard, on the other hand, became an inspiration for “mindfulness.” Why?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Making ends meet as a book reviewer: $250 here and there, $1,000 from The New Republic. Jacob Silverman on the “foolish pursuit of an intellectually engaged life”... more »