Articles of Note

“Lives of wives” books, like those about Véra Nabokov and Zelda Fitzgerald, often define their subjects via their spouses. That misses the point... more »

New Books

Wolves howl, gibbons sing, dolphins whistle, cows moo, cats meow. But do animals talk?... more »

Essays & Opinions

A way of arguing — breathless, declaratory, aggressive, aggrieved — has taken root in the university. Call it the hyperbolic style in American academe... more »