June 27, 2015 | Philip Larkin will soon have a flagstone at Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, alongside the memorials to writers he did his best to avoid... more »


June 26, 2015 | Inside Kevin Wheatcroft’s mazelike house is the largest collection of Nazi artifacts in the world. “Hitler’s eye for quality was just extraordinary”... more »


June 25, 2015 | Why are the leaders of the New York Public Library so intent on destroying one of the world’s great repositories of knowledge?... more »


June 24, 2015 | Don’t judge a book by its cover, and don’t take on faith everything between the covers. Behold the imperiled state of facts in book publishing... more »


June 23, 2015 | Pornography is old. But our ability to track how porn affects us is relatively new. The upshot: Porn has been unfairly maligned... more »


June 22, 2015 | The education of a young poet. T.S. Eliot was at Harvard from 1906 to 1914. But he had to escape to put to use what he’d learned there... more »


June 20, 2015 | Nabokov in Utah. Among marmots and Mormons, the author collected butterflies, smoked five packs a day, and suffered a bad friction burn on his buttocks... more »


June 19, 2015 | In the ‘20s, a female sculptor like Barbara Hepworth had three options: assimilate, decorate, or detonate. She chose the third... more »


June 18, 2015 | Henry James loved his mother and was desperate to get away from her. It’s no coincidence that some of his best novels have no mothers at all... more »


June 17, 2015 | The sad fate of the silent-film star. Buster Keaton’s art was sublime. Then came talkies, alcoholism, and drifting around Hollywood in a “land yacht”... more »


June 16, 2015 | The story of Lewis Carroll: 98,721 letters sent or received, 3,000 photographs taken, a revolutionary imagination, an unknowable man... more »


June 15, 2015 | A “clerk” for migrants, peasants, and industrial workers. John Berger’s literary storytelling mixes politics and aesthetics. It defies categorization...... more »


June 13, 2015 | Libraries are wondrous repositories of knowledge, entrusted with fascinating treasures. Too bad they’re terrible at keeping track of things... more »


June 12, 2015 | “I could either shut up, that’s the end, get on with dying. Or, get gripped, which is what happened.” Jenny Diski on turning death into sentences.... more »


June 11, 2015 | Art in a time of tyranny. Most art produced under the Third Reich has been destroyed or hidden. Is it time to give those pieces a museum of their own?... more »


June 10, 2015 | Richard Dawkins joined Twitter seven years ago; he has one million followers. He likes the 140-character format. But is Twitter ruining his reputation?... more »


June 9, 2015 | Why do we lie? The short answer: We can’t help it: We’re human. We deceive, often without meaning to. A flawed memory doesn’t always indicate a flawed character... more »


June 8, 2015 | The dream of a common language goes back to Genesis. But it remains just that, a dream. Still unresolved: Is translation an art or a problem of math?... more »


June 6, 2015 | How Delmore Schwartz, onetime wunderkind of New York’s literary scene, overcame academic mandarins and become the voice of his generation... more »


June 5, 2015 | Half Xanadu, half Lowe’s, the Robert Rauschenberg archive contains bicycles, neckties, a recipe for key lime pie. How to separate the materials of life from those of art?... more »


June 4, 2015 | “More than a publication, n+1 is a microculture, a whole way of intellectual life.” The magazine is 10 years old. Time to take stock... more »


June 3, 2015 | Remember surrender? Appomattox, Saigon, Germany capitulating to the Allies. Makes you wonder: When did eternal war replace surrender, and why?... more »


June 2, 2015 | The culture of jihad is a culture of romance. It promises adventure, chivalry, and heroism. Just read the poetry of ISIS... more »


June 1, 2015 | “They’re first-rate: the fabric, embroidery and monogramming, the sewing of the button.” How Eva Braun’s underwear ended up in an Ohio thrift store... more »


May 30, 2015 | Even secular critics, as they get older, tend to write about the Bible, observed Frank Kermode. They yearn to understand the largest issues... more »


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