Articles of Note

Kafka and Nabokov gave great literary weight to the land-line telephone. Will mobile phones ever provide as much drama?... more »

New Books

Meet the Mozarts. Their collective outings were grim and their correspondence scatological. And yet the family was gloriously alive... more »

Essays & Opinions

What exactly distinguishes charismatic democratic rulers from charismatic authoritarians? As a new book reveals, the line is vanishingly thin... more »