Mary MacLane's spectacular moods first fueled, then failed her
So-called left-wing Zionism is white nationalism by another name
Barbara Johnson showed that while deconstruction had ignored feminism, it was nonetheless inherently a form of feminist critique
The most interesting place to read about museums is Yelp
The disastrous, corrupt "recovery" of war-shattered Naples in Curzio Malaparte's The Skin reflects the rot at the core of the European peace
I don’t think it’s bad when artists treat me as if I’m there. In fact, I’m more sympathetic to those who do. Because I am.
Why do we think of the kleptomaniac as being usually a woman, and why do we find her so alluring?
Revolutions are the confused youth of history, paralyzed by possibility even as they’re enthralled by it
At what point do we recognize an enemy as not merely adversarial, but existential?
When we talk about style in writing we're talking about branding
In casting about for an explanation of what went wrong in Iraq, Robert Kaplan has stumbled into the shallows of geopolitics.
From our stories, you’d think we were ending the world
Transparency as aesthetic feature, transparency as disposition, transparency as force
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In Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, women are nowhere and everywhere
“Now, many years later, I understand that this discontent is the basic trait that turns a person into a writer. Patience and toil are not…