Articles of Note

We imagine medieval inquisition to be all torture and confessions of Satanic activity. But a good deal of it was bland bureaucracy... more »

New Books

The trouble with genealogy: Fragments of evidence do not cohere into ironclad facts... more »

Essays & Opinions

"Stories are indispensable, nourishing and delightful,” says Ian Leslie. “They are also attacks on the rational immune system"... more »