There's a long list of famous writers (Tolstoy!) who insulted Shakespeare's work.
It is the rare new book of poetry that is entirely alive, entirely aloft.
How to make poetry relevant again.
Opinion journalism—which is what a book review is—can not be subject to some kind of impartial standard of correctness.
There's a long, strange history of made up shoah diaries. Why do we repeatedly fall for them?
Dear Facebook, I'm Fed Up
May 04, 2014
On Facebook, the letters of complaint are all addressed to no one.
Technology Is Taking Over English Departments
May 02, 2014
Humanists should critique the digital humanities, not embrace it, unless they want to sell their birthright for a mess of apps.
The return of the obsolete, in American culture, can only register as corniness or nostalgia. So what are we to make of our cold war enemy's actions today?
The Real Reason Writers Love the Amtrak Residency
February 26, 2014
It's not just the free train ticket.
Like It or Not, Movie Lovers Are Going to Forgive Woody Allen
February 06, 2014
Human beings are fundamentally selfish when it comes to consuming art.