Articles of Note

By Diderot’s time, parchment production was neat and orderly. In the premodern period, it was an industry of gristle, stink, and carcasses... more »

New Books

Jeff Sharlet’s America is “a world of apocalyptic pulsings and unnatural peril.” Behind it lies grief, rage, and bad-faith histrionics... more »

Essays & Opinions

The sensitivity readers have come for Roald Dahl. Katha Pollitt on the falsification of history and the dumbing down of great literature... more »