Much has been written in recent days about the release of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences report called The Heart of the Matter, which examines how the humanities are losing their place in education and in […]

Reading magazines from the early 1960s can show you not only how life has changed since then, but also how magazines themselves have changed. Laura Vanderkam has an interesting story in City magazine called Journey Through the Checkout Racks that looks at how women’s magazines […]

I recently stumbled across this literary gem courtesy of Tim Ferris’ blog. It’s a letter that Edmund Wilson once used to send to those who requested his time. A noted critic, essayist and journalist, Wilson is the recipient of both the Presidential Medal of Freedom […]