Articles of Note

We know the poet Phillis Wheatley for her suffering and resistance to enslavement. But don’t overlook her humor  ... more »

New Books

Hunter S. Thompson was many things, not least a drug-addled gun enthusiast and a fabulist. He was also a colossal jerk ... more »

Essays & Opinions

What differentiates humans from other animals? Our capacity and need for illusion   ... more »