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The Castle

A Letter From the Underground of The Castle

Paul Stoller | Posted 11.11.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

As another academic year begins The Castle's shadow is bringing more and more Kafkaesque darkness to university campuses. That shadow continues to transform our places of higher learning into corporate enclaves in which mindless civility eclipses uncomfortable debate.

Kafka on Campus

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.10.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Overwhelmed by incessant emails, policy changes, assessment exercises, learning outcomes and mission statements, we don't know where to turn in our search for an education or a meaningful life.

Letter From Croatia: Ston Walled

Francis Levy | Posted 10.16.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Modern man's full of inner defenses.

PHOTOS: For $2 Million, This Suburban Castle Could Be Yours

Posted 09.18.2011 | Chicago

The current housing market isn't particularly fabulous for anyone, but when you're trying to sell a property catering to a decidedly niched category o...

Kafka Manuscripts: Will We Ever See His Cache Of Unpubilshed Works?

The Guardian | Mark Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Franz Kafka wanted all his manuscripts to be burned after his death, but his friend Max Brod disregarded the request, seeding a complex legal battle o...

A Sane Holiday Gift Guide: Great Books/CDs/DVDs, Made By People For People, Most Under $20

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Jesse Kornbluth

I refuse to contribute to the gloom by suggesting that you scribble gift cards for free backrubs to your loved ones.