How Scalia's Beliefs Completely Changed the Supreme Court
September 09, 2014
With 28 years on the bench, his beliefs have seeped into nearly ever aspect of federal law.
'A Great Symphony of American Junk'
September 08, 2014
What David Foster Wallace got wrong about John Updike.
Why Has the American Literary Canon Admitted So Few Historians?
September 06, 2014
Two mid-century scholars finally get their due
The Metaphysical Case for Abolishing Political Parties
September 03, 2014
Do political parties corrupt the souls of their members?
How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan
August 29, 2014
Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.
Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'
August 28, 2014
The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.
I Hated English Class, Until We Read Nabokov
August 26, 2014
For years, I hid my book-loving self from my classmates.
The inspiration behind 'Orange Is The New Black' talks about a piece of clothing she's never forget.
When Are Metafictional Games a Mask For Laziness?
August 25, 2014
The complex literary stylings of Ben Lerner are as stunning as ever.
How One Woman's Luxury Damascus Villa Became a Refugee Camp
August 15, 2014
A touching memoir of war and loss—told through a single Syrian house.