Category: Essays

16 October, 2017

Nicolas Liney

“Were the heavens, then, a time-piece?”

Horatio Morpurgo's The Paradoxal Compass: Drake's Dilemma


5 June, 2017

Chris Townsend

To gulp, rather than to taste

A new edition of Montaigne's meandering essays.


15 May, 2017

Kaj Worth

Gender Ghosts

Mantel, Morris, mysticism.


6 February, 2017

Ben Brock

News from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Nowhere

Ben Brock examines Skopje's changing architecture.


26 April, 2016

Dominic Davies

Hollywood vs. Netflix: Dawn of the Series



12 October, 2015

Tom Cutterham

Forget Wikipedia

Tom Cutterham imagines a world after capitalism


2 March, 2015

Sanders Bernstein

Smudging the Sunset

Sanders Bernstein counts the cost of Meghan Daum's crusade against sentimentality


Kanta Dihal

Must Everything Really Die?

Kanta Dihal enjoys an anthology of bad ideas


13 October, 2014

Gabriel Roberts

Whose Values? Which Justification?

Gabriel Roberts challenges us to think about the humanities in terms of the amount and explicitness of disagreement which they can tolerate about matters of value.


19 June, 2014

Rosie Lavan

To Hell With Culture