October 09, 2014

Richard Dawkins Doesn't Deserve This Fellow Atheist's Smears
Philosopher John Gray should attack his ideas, not his character
6:03 PM

Ad hominem jabs don't advance the argument.

5 Steps to Getting Over Your Ignorance of the Nobel Winner for Literature
12:22 PM

This guys didn't win. We're here to help you get over it.

Mike Allen's Playbook Today Is Utterly Lacking in Self-Awareness
10:07 AM

He must really like the food at Georgetown's buzzy Cafe Milano!

Meet This Year's Nobel Prize Winner for Literature
Patrick Modiano is a post-Proustian novelist
9:43 AM

He is among the most playful and original theorists of fiction at work in any language.

October 08, 2014

The Scientists Studying Life After Death Are Not Total Frauds
8:00 PM

Scientists want to know exactly what it means to be dead.

Gone Girl's Feminist Update of the Old-Fashioned Femme Fatale
1:46 PM

Commentators who charge Gone Girl with sexism or immorality make the mistake of assuming that its message is literal.

Robert Graves Is Famous For His War Writing, But He Also Wrote Love Poetry
10:49 AM

Two love poems from the war writer who gave us Goodbye to All That.