Why Does a Historian Write a Memoir?: On Writing Adventures of a Postmodern Historian

By Robert A. Rosenstone I can’t answer the title question for the other 450 scholars in my profession — the …

So Close to the United States

By Veronica Gonzalez Peña In the endless low comedy of Trump Administration press conferences, it was easy to miss an …

Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith

By Ellie Wymard Before a friend urged me to read I Capture the Castle, J.K.Rowling had called its protagonist “one …

The Most Beautiful Minute in the History of Cinema

By Steve Light for Joe Bucholt, as good, as kind, as lovely a person as you could ever hope to …

David Antin’s Time of Day

By Kyle Proehl David Antin, who moved to San Diego from New York in the 60s and began composing the …

James Baldwin as Prophet

By Sophie Browner In one of the opening scenes of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro, we are shown …

A Beacon of Sanity in Our Age of Polarity: On Contemporary Sufism and the Works of Idries Shah

By John Zada With the Internet and social media offering everyone an instant voice and platform, it sometimes feels as …