James Joyce’s grandson and the death of the stubborn literary executor
Stephen Joyce was notoriously protective of his family’s legacy, much to the consternation of Joyce scholars. But the days of one person holding all of a dead writer’s communications are probably over.
A decade of sore winners
The underdogs that are top dogs, the upstarts who are establishment — these people refused to admit they had any power, even if they had all of it.
‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning’ is a haunted play about religious conservatives
Critics are hailing it as a theatrical Trump explainer, but playwright Will Arbery understands the problem preceded him.
The language of consent is ill-suited for politics
Interpersonal harm is not always a good way of understanding public life.
The thesaurus is good, valuable, commendable, superb, actually
In defense of the much-maligned reference book.
What exactly do we want from the author of ‘Cat Person’?
On our endless fascination with women telling us about themselves for the first time.