Clouds with and without a silver lining

Engl. cloud belongs so obviously with clod and its kin that there might not even be a question­­­­ of its origin (just one more lump), but for the first recorded sense of clūd in Old English, which
Engl. cloud belongs so obviously with clod and its kin that there might not even be a question­­­­ of its origin (just one more lump), but for the first recorded sense of clūd in Old English, which [More]

We know little about <strong>Dante Alighieri</strong>, just his published works and a few letters. But this much is clear: His literary ambition was tied to his anxiety about social status

We know little about Dante Alighieri, just his published works and a few letters. But this much is clear: His literary ambition was tied to his anxiety about social
We know little about Dante Alighieri, just his published works and a few letters. But this much is clear: His literary ambition was tied to his anxiety about social [More]

A virgin bikes into Transylvania; a Good Food Guide for vampires. Inside the more-Jacobean-than-Shakespearian mind of <strong>Angela Carter</strong>

A virgin bikes into Transylvania; a Good Food Guide for vampires. Inside the more-Jacobean-than-Shakespearian mind of Angela
A virgin bikes into Transylvania; a Good Food Guide for vampires. Inside the more-Jacobean-than-Shakespearian mind of Angela [More]

<strong>Authors and editors</strong>. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, and fraught. The possibilities for bruised feelings are, of course, endless

Authors and editors. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, and fraught. The possibilities for bruised feelings are, of course,
Authors and editors. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, and fraught. The possibilities for bruised feelings are, of course, [More]

<strong>Authors and editors</strong>. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, essential, and fraught. The possibilities for disagreements and bruised feelings are endless

Authors and editors. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, essential, and fraught. The possibilities for disagreements and bruised feelings are
Authors and editors. The relationship is symbiotic, fruitful, essential, and fraught. The possibilities for disagreements and bruised feelings are [More]

No Fly, No Buy

In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, there has been a push for the idea of “no fly, no buy.” This is the sound bite slogan for banning people on the No Fly List from buying guns. There
In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando, there has been a push for the idea of “no fly, no buy.” This is the sound bite slogan for banning people on the No Fly List from buying guns. There [More]

Philosopher of the month: Hypatia

An astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and active public figure, Hypatia played a leading role in Alexandrian civic affairs. Her public lectures were popular, and her technical contributions to
An astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, and active public figure, Hypatia played a leading role in Alexandrian civic affairs. Her public lectures were popular, and her technical contributions to [More]

Do&nbsp;you talk about "devouring" books? The metaphor is common but hardly benign. Consider the long, turbulent relationship between <strong>reading and eating</strong>

Do&amp;nbsp;you talk about &quot;devouring&quot; books? The metaphor is common but hardly benign. Consider the long, turbulent relationship between reading and
Do you talk about "devouring" books? The metaphor is common but hardly benign. Consider the long, turbulent relationship between reading and [More]

<strong>Evelyn Waugh</strong>: He dabbled at painting and homosexuality, excelled at snobbish bigotry, wrote 16 novels, had seven children and a nervous breakdown

Evelyn Waugh: He dabbled at painting and homosexuality, excelled at snobbish bigotry, wrote 16 novels, had seven children and a nervous
Evelyn Waugh: He dabbled at painting and homosexuality, excelled at snobbish bigotry, wrote 16 novels, had seven children and a nervous [More]

What was it like to be&nbsp;<strong>edited by William Shawn</strong>? I'm appending &ldquo;a few questions,&rdquo; he told a writer of a <em>New Yorker</em>&nbsp;profile. There were 178

What was it like to be&amp;nbsp;edited by William Shawn? I&#39;m appending &amp;ldquo;a few questions,&amp;rdquo; he told a writer of a New Yorker&amp;nbsp;profile. There were
What was it like to be edited by William Shawn? I'm appending “a few questions,” he told a writer of a New Yorker profile. There were [More]