Articles of Note

Laszlo Polgár had a plan for raising prodigies. His three daughters all became chess champions. Has a Hungarian home-schooler solved the nature-nurture debate?... more »

New Books

Vladimir's ardor for Vera was undiminished for a half-century, though there was a lapse in 1937 — what Humbert called a "lethal delectation"... more »

Essays & Opinions

The human impulse to construct narratives is a gift of imagination. But beware the seductive allure of plot and the delusion of comprehension... more »