Articles of Note

We celebrate the Renaissance, but consider this: The period contributed very little to innovation in science... more »

New Books

Simone and André Weil devoted themselves to the search for truth. He solved mathematical problems. She died before she could solve the problem of life.... more »

Essays & Opinions

We have developed an ill-advised self-seriousness about the novel — so much so, says Dave Eggers, that we have overlooked one of the wittiest books ever written... more »