How big money is overwhelming judicial elections and corroding our confidence in the courts
Impassioned orator, eloquent statesman, esteemed writer—but who was Edmund Burke the man?
A new way to deal with disturbing voices offers hope for those with other forms of psychosis
After umpteen years of living in America, an English writer gives thanks for its salient pleasures
Confessions of a novice writer at the New York Post
When a quirky old man who lived on the Cape died, I thought I didn’t care
Postpartum depression, Jean Kim writes, “seems like the last feminine taboo, stronger than crack babies or neglect: a mother hating her newborn child.” In honor of the women and mothers often left out this weekend, we revisit one of our favorite essays, in which a psychiatrist wonders what it means to want a child, have a child, or have a child you do not want.
On visits to Cambridge University late in life, Jorge Luis Borges offered revealing last thoughts about his reading and writing
A cautionary tale of quixotic ambition and heroic achievement
Three bright young American women in the City of Light
The games we play and the arguments we have
A writer catalogs his great-grandfather’s infamous crimes
A deception signals a new age