literature

The Most Faithful Adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ Is Narrated by Gonzo

Sorry, Patrick Stewart, George C. Scott and the rest of you dramatic Scrooges — you can’t hold a candle to the Muppets

Beowulf Really Was That Bro

Are legendary warriors really a bunch of stupid jocks? A new translation of the epic takes its cues from ‘Road House’ — proving Beowulf was literature’s original guy’s guy

You (Yes, You) Need Some Poetry in Your Life

Too many readers deny themselves the gifts of artists like Nobel winner Louise Glück

A Very Modern History of Just Walking Around

From 19th-century Parisian flâneurs to strolls during a 2020 pandemic, wandering on foot is anything but pedestrian

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