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About Arts & Letters Daily

Arts & Letters Daily is widely regarded as the Internet’s best source for culture and ideas. The Web site draws together the most intelligent, provocative, and illuminating news stories, critical reviews, political essays, and commentaries published online. Arts & Letters Daily is divided into three main columns: Articles of Note, New Books, and Essays and Opinion. Links along the left side of the page connect readers to a variety of international newspaper and magazine Web sites, columnists, and blogs.

New material is added six days a week, and the site also houses an archive of articles dating back to 1998.

The Arts & Letters Daily readership comprises a wide array of discerning, intellectually-engaged people from around the world, including scientists, educators, journalists, editors, people in business, entertainment, medicine and the professions, and political leaders. 70% live in North America. 45% hold a master’s or doctoral degree. 58% visit the site at least once a day. Monthly traffic to is more than 2.9 million page views from more than 330,000 unique viewers.

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    New material is added to Arts & Letters Daily six days a week. We continually test links for reliability. Despite our best efforts, links may fail (often only temporarily) without warning. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    New links are added at or near the tops of sections, with older ones sliding down the columns accordingly. Most items will continue to be available for five or more days.

    As most links will eventually expire, we urge readers who see an item worth keeping to save or print it while the link is still valid. Items removed from Arts & Letters Daily are transferred to our 2013 ARCHIVE. We also retain archives for items removed in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, and 1998.

    Our motto, "Veritas odit moras," is found at line 850 of Seneca's version of Oedipus. It means "Truth hates delay."

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    Editor: Evan Goldstein
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