Our gorgeous new Ampersand is meticulously fashioned out of laser-cut wood. See more work from the artist Gabriel Schama here.
Our 9 favorite Penguin paperback covers include the gorgeous Penguin Poets series, designed by Stephen Russ. You can see the rest of our list—and more gorgeous covers—here.
By attacking Social Security Disability Insurance specifically, Republicans seem to think they can start dismantling the whole of Social Security without openly targeting it.
"Does Shakespeare suck? Ira Glass, the host of the popular upper-middlebrow radio show “This American Life,” apparently thinks so; he tweeted as much after suffering through a performance of King Lear in Central Park. The backlash has been swift and severe, thus answering the question of whether there remain any literary taboos in the twenty-first century. Apparently, calling the Bard “not relatable” is still enough to get someone branded as a philistine.”