Dispatch from Down Under

Exploring First Nations writers during a stay in Sydney.

Few Shouts, Many Murmurs

Once upon a time, I worked at the New Yorker.

Jane’s Heir

Why Charlotte Brontë’s lesser-known Villette deserves its own place in the canon.

Cause & Reject

How D.H. Lawrence both fueled and fought Mabel Dodge Luhan’s ascendance.

That Ghastly Greek

Exploring my love-hate relationship with Zorba.

Companionable Characters

Elizabeth Bowen’s relatable novel makes a fine fellow traveler.

The Re-Awakening

As we emerge from our pandemic year, spiritual stories resonate anew.

An Uncompromising Artiste

Discovering the savage beauty of Edna St. Vincent Millay.