‘The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth’ by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe (1914)

A Friendly Society

Rescuing the Puritans from popular misperception.

Sep 28, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 03 • By MICAH MATTIX



Ralph Waldo Emerson (1845)

Where’s Waldo?

There is less to the Bard of Concord than meets the eye

Jan 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18


Go Down Swinging

The unlikely career of England’s poet-pugilist.

Jul 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Robert Frost and his son Carol (1916)

Frost Unplugged

The greatness revealed in the poet’s correspondence.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32

Rhys Ifans as the Earl of Oxford in ‘Anonymous’ (2011)

Bard of Honor

Did Shakespeare write Shakespeare? Of course he did.

Mar 17, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 26

Marilynne Robinson

The Human Factor

The family of man seems to confuse its latest therapist.

Jun 10, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 37

Demi Moore as Hester Prynne in ‘The Scarlet Letter’ (1995)

The Secret Society

Hawthorne as chronicler of the American unconscious.

Mar 25, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 27

Frederick Faber, 1860

Address Formal

How the rhythm of poetry made sense to the Victorians.

Aug 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 45

Picture of First edition of Moby-Dick

The Reading Life

Pleasure, not duty, should bring us to books.

Sep 19, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 01

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