The Emancipationist Century
May 09, 2014
David Brion Davis's book on American slavery and American freedom was 50 years in the making—and worth the wait.
In Michael Cunningham’s luminous new novel, The Snow Queen, politics is backdrop.
A must-read collection.
Typically it takes bribery to get me to read straight through a short story collection.
Against the Tyranny of Natural-Childbirth Elitists
May 04, 2014
And hot tubs aren't better than hospitals.
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.
Ayn Rand is off; but F. Scott Fitzgerald is on; and Harper Lee moves up.
Here's what they learned about the wedding-industrial complex.
Slut-Shaming Helen of Troy
April 26, 2014
If we blame Helen for the Trojan War, what does it say about us?
Thomas Jefferson Was a Muslim
April 25, 2014
In the smear campaign before the U.S. presidential election, a candidate was accused of being a closet Muslim. The time was the 18th century, not the 21st.