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Timeless stories from our 171-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
The royalty of Wellfleet woods
From a February 2, 1985, interview with Jorge Luis Borges, by Argentine poet and essayist Héctor Alvarez Castillo, included in Camino a Babel, self-published by Alvarez Castillo last year. Translated…
When math and science rule the school
Few men are so disinterested as to prefer to live in discomfort under a government which they hold to be right, rather than in comfort under one which they hold to be…
A white actor tries to break into Hindi film
Notes on the alleged decline of reading
The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin