Essays

The Sondheim Way

The Sondheim Way

Ambition, freedom, and the importance of innovation

Wendy Smith

Henry and Louis

Henry and Louis

An unlikely literary friendship

Max Byrd

Why We Need the Humanities

Why We Need the Humanities

The word itself contains the answer

James A. W. Heffernan

Back to School

Back to School

A return to reading as a private and a public act

Seth Lerer

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Lists

Skeletons in the Closet

Skeletons in the Closet

Six literary haunted houses to visit this October

Amanda Parrish Morgan

Turning Leaves and Turning Pages

Turning Leaves and Turning Pages

Our Editors

The Case for Empathy

The Case for Empathy

Walk a mile in someone else's words

Richard Wertime

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Our favorite epistolary novels

Our Editors

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The Reading Hordes

The Reading Hordes

By Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen

An excerpt from The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen
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