Arts & Letters Daily
Need someone to frame a house, glaze a window, build a fence, plow a field, butcher a hen, call a square dance, explain your soul? Daniel Dennett is your man
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Need someone to frame a house, glaze a window, build a fence, plow a field, butcher a hen, call a square dance, explain your soul? Daniel Dennett is your man
Louis Kahn wanted buildings to speak an ancestral spatial language. A brick arch wasn’t just a brick arch — it was a way to connect across cultures and history
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Louis Kahn wanted buildings to speak an ancestral spatial language. A brick arch wasn’t just a brick arch — it was a way to connect across cultures and history
Pick a topic, say traveling while being frugal and worshipful. There's a podcast about that; it's called "Hobo for Christ." Podcasts tend to be specialized. That's the problem
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Pick a topic, say traveling while being frugal and worshipful. There's a podcast about that; it's called "Hobo for Christ." Podcasts tend to be specialized. That's the problem
We live in an age of offense. Never has outrage enjoyed more legitimacy or been more a marker of moral status 
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
We live in an age of offense. Never has outrage enjoyed more legitimacy or been more a marker of moral status 
Dwight Garner on Camille Paglia: "Reading this book is like being stranded in a bar where the jukebox has only two songs, both by Pat Benatar" 
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Dwight Garner on Camille Paglia: "Reading this book is like being stranded in a bar where the jukebox has only two songs, both by Pat Benatar" 
Long before he encountered Marx, Lenin was radicalized by literature. He read Shakespeare, Goethe, and Pushkin aloud. He was hostile to the avant-garde
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Long before he encountered Marx, Lenin was radicalized by literature. He read Shakespeare, Goethe, and Pushkin aloud. He was hostile to the avant-garde
“The boy socialist of Oakland.” At 20, Jack London spent his time on soapboxes condemning capitalism. How did his political philosophy shape his fiction?
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
“The boy socialist of Oakland.” At 20, Jack London spent his time on soapboxes condemning capitalism. How did his political philosophy shape his fiction?
David Jones was a soldier at the Somme, a poet, and an artist. He saw his mission as rebutting the corrupting of culture -- what he called “the Break”
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
David Jones was a soldier at the Somme, a poet, and an artist. He saw his mission as rebutting the corrupting of culture -- what he called “the Break”
Writers have long been envious of the visual language of painters. Yet “We don’t read Maupassant for the colors, or Zola for the lighting,” says Julian Barnes
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Writers have long been envious of the visual language of painters. Yet “We don’t read Maupassant for the colors, or Zola for the lighting,” says Julian Barnes
Hemingway, fed up with his Italian publisher, Einaudi, left for its arch-rival, Mondadori. So what was he up to, a few years later, when he acquired stock in Einaudi?
March 29th, 2017, 10:39 PM
Hemingway, fed up with his Italian publisher, Einaudi, left for its arch-rival, Mondadori. So what was he up to, a few years later, when he acquired stock in Einaudi?