The Hannah Arendt Guide to Friendship
March 09, 2015
Arendt’s life illustrates a road not taken, one in which ferocious loyalty to old friends has been replaced by counts of mostly anonymous Facebook friends.
It Doesn't Matter If Your Kid Doesn't Get Into Harvard
March 06, 2015
Using the mind as a means to acquire a corner office is very different from enjoying intellectual activity for its own sake.
Men in Space
March 05, 2015
The novelist of disenchantment finds meaning.
A guide for recent Stanford grads or aliens who have never been to earth: instructions on boiling eggs and cutting onions, illustrated lists of what one needs to furnish a living room.
March 03, 2015
Why writers want fans who last forever.
Workers of the Word Unite
March 02, 2015
On language and class at the copy desk.
What the West Got Wrong About Sex Education
February 28, 2015
It was too hot to handle—but not hot enough for students.
Kazuo Ishiguro Has Written His Riskiest Novel Yet
February 23, 2015
Ishiguro's first novel in ten years is a strange amalgam of themes that have haunted much of his career.
Death to the "Public Intellectual"
February 17, 2015
It's time to democratize the title.
I Spent Four Years Trying to Get My Book Optioned for a Movie. All I Got Were Two Belgian Waffles.
February 11, 2015
The first thing the producer said to me: “We’re gonna get you out of that studio apartment.”