“It’s Time That Writing Took Something Back From the Internet”
July 03, 2015

The internet has changed us, and, in turn, changed the role of the novel. Joshua Cohen tells us where—and how—they intersect. 

The Queen of American Gothic
July 03, 2015

For the writer Shirley Jackson, the poison was always in the sugar pot—and that was her charm. 

Antonin Scalia Is the Supreme Court's Greatest Writer
June 26, 2015

What makes the justice so politically reprehensible also makes him a great legal writer. 

Who Were the Greatest Shakespearean Actors of All Time?
June 26, 2015

In the great Shakespeare debate—should you see it or should you read it?—one scholar has a clear answer.

Why Are So Many Female Writers Turning Their Novels Into Diaries?
June 25, 2015

What can a diary tell us about ourselves? 

Beach Babes
June 24, 2015

Linda Rosenkrantz’s realist experiment.

Altruism Shrugged
June 23, 2015

The unforgiving morality of Ayn Rand’s forgotten novel.

Does Hillary Really Believe in the Hillary Doctrine?
June 23, 2015

As Secretary of State she argued that global gender equality was essential to national security. But how about as president?

The Untouched Remains of a Pre-Holocaust Jewish Schoolhouse
June 23, 2015

The haunting beauty of decaying books.

Under a Spell
June 21, 2015

The spine-tingling glee of the Scrabble enthusiast.