Feb. 21, 2023 | A historian's lament: “Ancient and medieval European ghost stories do not meet the expectations of modern tales of supernatural horror” ... more »

Feb. 20, 2023 | In 1995 an amateur artist spotted a dusty, wood-panel painting in an antique shop. Was it a Raphael? The question can’t be answered ... more »

Feb. 18, 2023 | The staid world of book publishing laments declining sales. And yet it still manages to turn its nose up at BookTok, a thriving corner of TikTok ... more »

Feb. 17, 2023 | Of dance and dog poop. After a scorching review, things went way out of step at the Hanover State Opera’s ballet company... more »

Feb. 16, 2023 | The un-Disney World? Japan’s Miyazaki theme park has no big attractions, no rides, not even a dedicated parking lot... more »

Feb. 15, 2023 | At Macalester College, an artist’s vision of “blasphemy” runs headlong into DEI imperatives of harm reduction ... more »

Feb. 14, 2023 | Curious about why The Nation has taken such a pro-Putin line? You won't read about it in the Columbia Journalism Review... more »

Feb. 13, 2023 | What happened to Jeffrey Sachs? The wunderkind economist stands accused of cozying up to cranks and coddling tyrants ... more »

Feb. 11, 2023 | How did Dante become the patron saint of Italy's thriving extreme right today? Blame Mussolini and the fascists... more »

Feb. 10, 2023 | A duck-like bill that electrically detects living things, a venomous spur, bizarre reproductive organs — the platypus is a strange creature... more »

Feb. 9, 2023 | Madeline Kripke assembled what may be the world’s largest personal collection of dictionaries. It's certainly the bawdiest... more »

Feb. 8, 2023 | "Why are adult senior managers in publishing houses — as in universities — so willing to indulge the illiberal clamoring of their junior colleagues?”... more »

Feb. 7, 2023 | Who wants a raccoon skull, used underwear, three mismatched spoons, or 13 gallons of guinea-pig poop? Somebody, especially if it's free... more »

Feb. 6, 2023 | Documentary films were once dry and informational. Now they’ve been commercialized — and present a host of ethical issues... more »

Feb. 4, 2023 | John Guillory is worried about the “professional deformation” of literary scholars. Can they transcend their training?... more... more... more »

Feb. 3, 2023 | Thelonious Monk put a lasting stamp on pianism. But his compositions and creativity are overshadowed by his image as a weirdo... more »

Feb. 2, 2023 | The first ordinary woman in English literature, the Wife of Bath gossips, drinks, and tells her husband’s secrets... more »

Feb. 1, 2023 | How a canvas bag with reinforced handles and a flat bottom became a literary trophy and status symbol... more »

Jan. 31, 2023 | Women’s magazines like Mirabella, Elle, and Allure were not second-class citizens in the Grand Republic of Letters... more »

Jan. 30, 2023 | Across 60 books, 3,000 judicial decisions, and myriad essays and articles, Richard Posner held no dogma sacred, and no norm beyond question... more »

Jan. 28, 2023 | The Transylvanian Marxist Gáspár Miklós Tamás watched as leftists became liberals; he didn’t make that transition himself... more »

Jan. 27, 2023 | The work of Edward Hopper presents an enigma: Why is a great city like New York both a cause and a cure of loneliness?... more »

Jan. 26, 2023 | Glenn Loury on God, incarceration, higher ed, political correctness, race, and retirement after 46 years of teaching... more »

Jan. 25, 2023 | Victor Navasky — writer, editor, publisher, wry iconocast — is dead at 90... more »

Jan. 24, 2023 | Janet Malcolm's personal papers reflect the care and concern of someone deeply wary of becoming another writer's subject ... more »

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