Articles of Note

Infidelity, bullying, callousness, malice — Dickens’s demons were not secret. In his fiction, they appear in plain sight... more »

New Books

In the quixotic nature of writing — a craft that gently drives its practitioners mad — lies the reason it matters so much... more »

Essays & Opinions

“The Flatterer,” “The Chatterer,” “The Coward.” Theophrastus’ character types, more than 2,000 years old, are readily recognizable today... more »