From the Archives
In Praise of Oscar Wilde's Brilliant Wit, Sparkling Conversation, and Daring Genius
October 16, 2014
It was his personality, more than anything, that secured his reputation.
The Original Versions of Two of Auden's Most Beloved Poems
October 06, 2014
Here's how they were first published, in The New Republic.
The 20-Year Old Who Dated Her Dad—And Then Wrote A Book About It
August 15, 2014
Yes, they consummated the relationship.
The Multi-Billion Dollar Fight Over Who Owns The Sun
August 12, 2014
In 1975, Santa Clara fought to make the sun a public resource. Did they succeed?
The First American Ebola Outbreak
August 05, 2014
The amazing account of the first Ebola outbreak that nearly went airborne in the U.S.
Victims of the Machine
July 15, 2014
An essay on Labor's response to machines in 1927.
The Open Marriage of True Minds
July 09, 2014
Anne Hollander reviews Deidre Bair's Simone de Beauvoir: A Biography.
Edmund Wilson on Fourth of July Festivities, 1925
July 03, 2014
"Hot dogs roasted twenty at a time on an enormous open stove ... "
Barbara Ehrenreich on Richard Ford's 'Independence Day'
July 03, 2014
"There's real and there's real, and Ford's real is thoroughly innocent of the hyper- and the ir- and the sur-."
Everyone knew Jackson preferred animals to people, so I was an object of envy on set.