Contemporary "frugalists" are only playing at a virtue that previous generations practiced, willingly or not, to an unenviable degree.
14 Nov 2016
The Paper Trail makes the case that paper is one of history's most revolutionary technologies even as its contemporary importance fades.
02 Jun 2016
The prolific scholar and linguist Steven Pinker adds a volume to the already crowded field of grammar and usage guides. But does he have anything new to say?
18 Nov 2015
Celebrated book designer Peter Mendelsund considers how readers construct (or fail to construct) visual images in their minds in What We See When We Read.
14 Oct 2014
This vigorous interdisciplinary approach brings a revealing new perspective to a well-worn classic of American literature.
22 Apr 2014
The Trip to Echo Spring contemplates the vexed relationship between six great American writers and the alcoholism that undermined their lives.
06 Feb 2014
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