Our February issue is out now!
Our writers hold no party line; their only allegiance is to clarity of thought, elegance of expression and independence of opinion.
Masking, however much it is normalized, is both abnormal and harmful
By Sean Thomas
There are multiple, complex, layered, interlinked algorithms in most writing
Every second in the Antarctic Peninsula something happens
Spencer Penrose’s Colorado paradise makes the case for booze
Until we rediscover true faith in ourselves, we will flee in fear before those with a cruder yet stronger creed
Average Europeans live much nicer lives than average Americans
If I took these real-life plot twists to my editor, she would laugh me out of the room
Who’d want to move to America now?
We need to find the muscle memory of Western greatness
East Asia’s depressing mask obsession
How AI will destroy writing
Buried treasures of the Broadmoor
How I’d write COVID: The Thriller
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.