Articles of Note

When the Medicis reclaimed control of Florence in 1512, artists had two choices: flee — as Michelangelo did — or flatter   ... more »

New Books

Voltaire is said to have consumed 72 cups a day; Balzac ate the grounds directly. Did coffee help cause the Enlightenment?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Knowledge, truth, justice — why do we spend so much time arguing over grand abstractions? The answer is rooted in pragmatism   ... more »