The American Scholar
The Séance and Robert Schumann
October 18th, 2017, 10:01 PM
How did a long-lost concerto finally come to light?
Beyond Statistics
October 18th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Earlier this week at the American Academy in Berlin, I attended a lecture delivered by the Columbia University literary theorist and feminist scholar Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. She was reporting on...
Time, Fear, Lust, Truth, and Grant’s Tomb
October 16th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Last week I asked everyone to adopt the verse form known as the apostrophe—but with a twist. I asked for a poem addressing something inanimate—an idea, an event, a place, a thing—as if it were human...
Ruth Robinson
October 15th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Reimagining Alabama
Back in the USSR
October 13th, 2017, 10:01 PM
A glimpse inside the house that Stalin built, and Italy’s anti-fascist First Family
Blue Moons and Buttermilk Skies
October 12th, 2017, 10:01 PM
American songwriters knew that weather was a state of mind
A Poet of Glamour and Chaos
October 12th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Lady Lazarus rises again
Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby
October 12th, 2017, 10:01 PM
An excerpt from Candida Moss and Joel Baden’s investigation of the expanding religious and political scope of the popular retail chain
Crushed Cadences and Vented Rests
October 11th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled
Borders, Real and Artificial
October 10th, 2017, 10:01 PM
On Mattias Enard’s novel Street of Thieves
Good, Worse, Best
October 9th, 2017, 10:01 PM
By deadline, we had 204 comments. Some responded to entries, often with useful suggestions, but that still means that nearly a score of poems worth rereading came in. I won’t have space to post them...
Yes, But
October 5th, 2017, 10:01 PM
I collect self-canceling headlines, but I’m tired of them
The Scholar-Pianist
October 4th, 2017, 10:01 PM
Paul Badura-Skoda on his 90th birthday
Triumph of the Underdog
October 4th, 2017, 10:01 PM
A new biography offers a sympathetic portrait of Lincoln’s greatest general
Carpe Diem
October 3rd, 2017, 10:01 PM
Don’t assume there will always be more time