Louis XVI Wasn't Killed by Ideas
June 27, 2014
This is what happens when you ignore the role of politics in intellectual history
And it isn't pretty.
The Lonely Life of an Outlaw's Daughter
June 25, 2014
Maria Venegas’s debut book is a stunning mash-up of genres and themes—part personal memoir, part non-fiction account of a father’s violent life as a gun-slinging criminal.
Splendor in the Grass
June 24, 2014
Cornfields are popular this season.
How the CIA Stole 'Dr. Zhivago'
June 21, 2014
The novel stood in subtle opposition to much that Soviet life tried to destroy.
The Stickers Any Loyal Murakami Reader Will Really Want
June 20, 2014
Every time he mentions a weird ear fetish, slap a sticker on your novel.
Why Did Borges Hate Soccer?
June 20, 2014
"Soccer is popular because stupidity is popular,” Borges once said.
How to Pass Time on an Aircraft Carrier
June 17, 2014
If I ever get asked to design a carrier I’ll create more places like this, places that look properly like bars, cosy red-signed environments with lots of neon so you can feel like you’re in an episode of "Cheers" and enjoy a mirage of life back home.
Authors of 'Digital_Humanities': Printed Books Are Vital
June 16, 2014
The five of us writing for an audience of academic humanists and publishing our thoughts in book form is somehow “ironic,” but posting a Web diatribe about a printed object is not?
Stories of Life after the Shoah
June 14, 2014
"A small boy strolls down a road lined with dead bodies near camp at Belsen."