February 25, 2013
Is the circus art?
The difference between the stage and the big top.
October 18, 2012
Now published for the first time, Conan Doyle's Arctic adventures offer a pre-Holmes glimpse of the writer.
September 03, 2012
A sentimental attachment to the idea of “the Londoner” gets the better of these historians.
May 09, 2012
Henry Hitchings’s new book points out all of the ideological pitfalls of debating language use, and he takes pains to avoid falling into them himself.
August 09, 2011
Ernest Beckett’s complicated, nebulous family promises more than a colorful cast of personalities. Ernest's family invites the author, Michael Holroyd
May 11, 2011
The animals in Paul Muldoon’s poems do not tell us how we should act, but they do allow us to “glimpse the possibility of what we might become.” His n
February 15, 2011
Robert Morrison’s biography somewhat daringly takes its title from De Quincey’s most famous work, Confessions of an English Opium Eater. While he draw