Essays

Embracing George?

In painting immigrants, George W. Bush seeks to ingratiate himself with the American public. But his crimes must be remembered.

How Will We Farm?

Farming and child-rearing seem natural, but they’re cultural. And like all cultural activities, generations disagree about how best to do them.

What Is a Book?

The “papers” of Toni Morrison can be accessed through a Princeton computer terminal. But where do these digital drafts end, and Beloved begin?