Articles of Note

What makes an “auteur“”? Answering requires a look back at the diatribe of a 21-year-old against “false legends” in French cinema... more »

New Books

Nothing to lose but our iPhones. Cal Newport’s "digital minimalism" might restore solitude, conversation, and leisure to overcrowded lives... more »

Essays & Opinions

Intellectuals easily uncover Orwellian traits in American politics. They have a harder time, writes George Packer, acknowledging the Thought Police closer to home... more »