On names.

On Philip Larkin, America's beauty, and modern people.

This issue's miscellany.


Brass Rubbings

by Jake Neu
On Saint Mary’s church in Fredericksburg, Texas.
The Jungle

by Nic Rowan
On a Washington, D.C. memorabilia shop.
Historia Ecclesiastica

by Jamie McGowan
On Scotch whisky.

by Adriana Watkins
On stubbornness.


by Giorgio Agamben
On the reigning system of belief in the modern West.

by Josh Craddock
On the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment.

by Sam Kriss
On living through screens.

by Andrew Kuiper
On honey in the Bible.

by Robert Wyllie
Envy is the seed of doubt planted in our admiration.

Arts and Letters

by Edmund Waldstein
Benedict XVI: A Life Volume One: Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council 1927–1965, by Peter Seewald

by Jaspreet Singh Boparai
St. Petersburg Dialogues: Or Conversations on the Temporal Government of Providence, by Joseph de Maistre, edited and translated by Richard A. Lebrun

by Matthew Walther
Think, Write, Speak: Uncollected Essays, Reviews, Interviews, And Letters, by Vladimir Nabokov; Vladimir Nabokov In Context, by Various (edited by David M. Bethea and Siggy Frank); Nabokov And The Real World: Between Appreciation And Defense, by Robert Alter

by John Wilson
When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep, by Antonio Zadra and Robert Stickgold; The Book Of Sleep, by Haytham El Wadany (translated by Robin Moger); The Chinese Dreamscape: 300BCE – 800CE, by Robert Ford Company; Sleep In Early Modern England, by Sasha Handley

by Peter Tonguette
The Lost Worlds of John Ford: Beyond the Western, by Jeffrey Richards


by Brett Kostrzewski
On a high Renaissance composer.

Nunc Dimittis

by Michael Brendan Dougherty
On watching baseball.