Web Essays

The Forgotten Writers of the Shoah

What the work of women survivors can tell us about the horrors of life in the camps

by Jeanne Bonner | Friday, September 15, 2023

The Humanist in the Laboratory

A personal encounter with J. Robert Oppenheimer

by Mark N. Grant | Friday, August 25, 2023

The Decreationist

Simone Weil’s thoughts on the unmaking of the self

by Robert Zaretsky | Thursday, August 24, 2023

Alcaraz’s World

The future of men’s tennis is now

by Eric Wills | Monday, July 24, 2023

“Better Asians than Blacks”

What we’re missing about the SCOTUS decision on race-conscious admissions

by Claire Jean Kim | Thursday, July 20, 2023

Just Imagine

Adam Smith on the faculty that makes us human

by Robert Zaretsky | Monday, June 05, 2023

The Musical Bard

A turn through the musical museum of folk song and family

by Thomas Fox Averill | Thursday, April 20, 2023

Remembering Alison

A writer who relished the extremes in life and found humor in the darkest regions

by Ann Beattie | Monday, April 10, 2023

On the Record, At Last

My father never got to tell his story at the war crimes trials at Nuremberg—it’s taken decades for the truth to come out

by George Anders | Thursday, March 23, 2023

Words, Words, Words

What does the advent of ChatGPT mean for already beleaguered teachers?

by Robert Zaretsky | Thursday, January 12, 2023
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