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.
The dancer who might have set the course for 20th-century ballet
After the Soviet revolutions of 1917, the czar was gone but ballet remained. A fascinating history of how George Balanchine helped remake ballet for the people—and just who helped him do so.