DERBWATCH: This column has a pretty astonishing story in the middle. (Scroll down to the header “Sima Qian.”) Sima’s last quote is especially moving.

Communitas, Caritas... Chocolat-as?
On Hot, Dry Ground: Octavia Butler's "Parable of the Sower"
"You Must Change Your Life": Smiths-Influenced Rock... By Orthodox Priests
"Seven Reasons We Hate Free-Range Parenting": Megan McArdle
About Eve Tushnet