Although most of these essays are about literary or biographical topics, there are also essays on the social science of advice, the Fermi Paradox, Dominic Cummings, and the Alchian-Allen theorem. The essays appear here as they did on my blog, although not always with the pictures.

For other essays on similar topics, you can go to The Common Reader. I especially like the essays on Helen DeWitt, Jeremy Fisher, The Biography Museum, The Anthologist (another Alchian-Allen essay), and Queen Mary.