Articles of Note

Whether you speak with a retroflex R, a bunched R, or a crispy R, it’s clear that R is the weirdest letter... more »


New Books

Anthony Hecht’s darkness and light. The poet’s complex aesthetic insisted on art as a compensation for pain and disappointment... more »


Essays & Opinions

In the decades-long battle over Louis Armstrong’s legacy, Armstrong himself ensured he’d get the last word... more »