Articles of Note

“Utopian fervor can spread through the social order like wildfire,” says Robert Darnton. “Something similar took place in the French Revolution”  ... more »

New Books

The Dickens style. Trollope called it “jerky, ungrammatical, and created by himself in defiance of rules.” But rule-breaking was essential to Dickens’s art  ... more »

Essays & Opinions

In an era obsessed with the political responsibility of the artist, remember what’s lost when art is used for politics. Remember Thomas Mann... more »