June 5, 2019

“Song of Myself,” the Beer

By Derek Mong

“Sobriety,” Walt Whitman wrote in 1842, is “that virtue which every mother and father prays nightly” will reside “in the character of their sons.” Tell that to Bell’s Brewery, which […]

January 8, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday, Peter Taylor

By Kirsten Reach

It is customary on a writer’s birthday, especially on a date so significant as his 100th, to grant his life and work a few moments of your attention. Today we […]

November 23, 2014

Pitching and Defense

By Cody Walker

In today’s New York Times Book Review, Adam Kirsch and Leslie Jamison address a familiar question: “How has the social role of poetry changed since Shelley?” (This question is usually […]