The Rise and Fall of French Intellectual Culture
September 22, 2015

A new book celebrates French culture—and tells of its demise. 

Down the Rabbit Hole
September 21, 2015

The rise, and rise, of literary annotation.

Pope Francis’s Radical Authenticity Is Revolutionizing the Catholic Church
September 21, 2015

In these turbulent times, he's gained mass appeal with a simple message.

The Scientific Art of the Perfect Meal
September 21, 2015

A new wave of food bloggers optimize our favorite recipes.

Is Confessional Writing Feminist?
September 17, 2015

Women are always forced to think about looking good—even while revealing their greatest flaws.

How to Make Architecture Human
September 15, 2015

A new architecture book skewers the avant garde, but overlooks prisons and urban shrinkage.

Cheat! It's the Only Way to Get Published.
September 14, 2015

To get published in literary magazines, most writers have no choice but to bend the rules. 

Could Climate Change Cause Another Holocaust?
September 14, 2015

Timothy Snyder's new book identifies the conditions that allowed the Holocaust—conditions our society today shares. 

Professor Bellow
September 13, 2015

He wanted to be the novelist of both the streets and the faculty lounge.

The Hunt for a Possible Pynchon Novel Leads to a Name
September 12, 2015

Literary speculation begun by Harper’s Magazine leads to a Hawaiian author—A. J. Perry