Sharp: The women who made an art of having an opinion

[ BOOK REVIEW ] Sharp: The women who made an art of having an opinion, by Michelle Dean (Fleet)

Michelle Dean’s work Sharp: The women who made an art of having an opinion presents a clique of female critics, each linked in some inextricable way. Its lens of feminism, unlike its author’s approach to the influential writers of the genre, feels unnecessary and contrived.

Philosophical transactions: science, physics and the dearth of philosophical debate

The putting into action of the Large Hadron Collider last week caused an enormous wave of interesting writing in the regular media. It also caused your regular joe to pause for a moment and really seriously consider the implications of…