From Gabriele D'Annunzio to Silvio Berlusconi
At the turn of the twentieth century, Gabriele D'Annunzio was as famous as any writer alive and certainly as well-sexed. If his personal example was naughty, his political example was dangerous.
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.
He says he was never much of a Party guy, but that's just because he never really stood for anything.
We read Alain de Botton so you don't have to.
Was Jane Austen a Game Theorist? Author Michael Suk-Young Chwe responds to William Deresiewicz's review of Jane Austen, Game Theorist.
Is anyone really buying Mein Kampf?
The best 9/11 novel is a comic one
The printed page still matters, even where you wouldn't expect it.
On the anniversary of George Orwell's death, a look at his deepest fears.
Using science to explain art is a good way to butcher both
Proust was a neuroscientist. Jane Austen was a game theorist. Dickens was a gastroenterologist. Enough with the using science to explain art.