Robert Zaretsky considers Albert Camus’s posthumous friendship with Simone Weil.
The Monthly Digest: January 2021
Best of 2020
Jodi Dean considers what comes after capitalism.
Jesse McCarthy considers the writing of Frank B. Wilderson III.
Brad Evans curates a series of reflections by leading thinkers on the pandemic and its consequences.
Peter Capretto considers "The End of Empathy" by John W. Compton.
Patricia A. Matthew examines the multicultural Regency era of Shonda Rhimes's new Netflix series Bridgerton.
Philippa Snow binges the reckless hearts and alarmist boomerisms of Netflix's reality dating sensation Too Hot To Handle.
On the bleak tales of Leo Tolstoy's "The Lion and the Puppy: And Other Stories for Children."
Ted Gioia reconsiders Gregory Bateson, whose counterculture classic, “Steps to an Ecology of Mind,” is eerily relevant again in our current crisis.
Irina Dumitrescu studies "The Art of Solitude," the recently published book by Stephen Batchelor.
A riveting new book shows how the Civil War in the West was both strategically important and lacking in the moral contours of the broader war.
When telling the truth is dangerous. Threats to women of color online and in real life.
Namrata Verghese asks why everybody on Netflix's mind-bending time travel series Dark is white and why whiteness structures even its alternate worlds.
Costica Bradatan looks back at, and behind, the life and thought of Umberto Eco, who waged a long war against “dietrologia” (“behindology”).
On the inspirational lyricism of Camus’s essays.
Robert Diab on William Deresiewicz’s new book, “The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big...