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Snowpiercer Directed by Bong Joon-ho

All Aboard

Snow, dystopia, trains, inequality. What’s not to like?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

'King Perseus before Aemilius Paullus' by Jean-Francois-Pierre Peyron (1802)

Promises to Keep

How the Romans (successfully) supplanted the Greeks

BY J. E. LENDON

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

‘Thanks to dear Stalin for a happy childhood!’ (1936)

Childhood’s End

A story of guilt and innocence in Stalin’s kingdom

BY ANDREW NAGORSKI

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Dylan Thomas (1946)

The Anti-Eliot

A centenary appraisal of Dylan Thomas

BY BEVIS HILLIER

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

J. Edgar Hoover (1940)

Hoover at War

How the G-man beat the Germans at their own game

BY DAVID AIKMAN

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Families and Faith How Religion Is Passed Down Across Generations

The God Gene

The family that prays together .  .  . well, you know the rest

BY WILLIAM MCKENZIE

August 4, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 44

Madonna (1983)

Strike a Pose

The unbearable lightness of being cool

BY RYAN COLE

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Lincoln Dreamt He Died The Midnight Visions of Remarkable Americans from Colonia

Perchance to Dream

Night visions of Americans, and what to make of them

BY JUDY BACHRACH

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Caesar: 'Ape Home.'

Monkey Business

The ‘Apes’ franchise goes unintentionally comical

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

William Dampier

Down to the Seas

In pursuit of land, knowledge, and adventure

BY JOSHUA GELERNTER

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Canal park and lighthouse (2005)

Northwest Passage

A vision of the world in the grain of Duluth

BY ROBERT WHITCOMB

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

F. H. Buckley

Kingdom Come

The irresistible rise of the imperial presidency

BY JAMES W. CEASER

July 28, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 43

Emma Lazarus

Lazarus Rising

One poem, one statue, and a cast of characters from Gilded Age America

BY DIANE SCHARPER

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Louis XIV

L’État, C’est Moi

With the stroke of a pen, the executive branch reigns supreme

BY ILAN WURMAN

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Concert Ticket line

Shut Up, Please

One man’s approach to a problem of modern music

BY JOE QUEENAN

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Beaver at work

Natural Design

The birds and the bees and the engineering instinct

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

AMC theater, La Jolla, California

The Comfort Zone

Latest trends in the modern moviegoing experience

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

Lenin

Red Dawn

The best-laid plans of Lenin and Trotsky are thwarted

BY J. P. O’MALLEY

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

David Niven and Shirley MacLaine in ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ (1956)

Fantastic Voyage

The literary (?) career of Jules Verne

BY ALGIS VALIUNAS

July 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 42

paul de man

The Fake’s Progress

Reconstructing the deconstructionist’s inventions.

BY MATTHEW WALTHER

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Hank Williams

Ramblin’ Man

Hank Williams is back on the air.

BY COLIN FLEMING

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Got religion?

Their Daily Bread

The millennial challenge to organized religion.

BY DAVID SKEEL

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Getty

Go Down Swinging

The unlikely career of England’s poet-pugilist.

BY MICAH MATTIX

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

‘Speeding Train’ by Ivo Pannaggi (1922)

Vision of Tomorrow

An Italian landscape called the Future.

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

Down

Pick Yourself Up

America as the land of the second chance.

BY MICHAEL M. ROSEN

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

‘Moonrise Over the Sea’ (1822) by Caspar David Friedrich

Of the World of Life

The sacred as a basic element of humanity.

BY DOMINIC GREEN

July 14, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 41

C. E. Stevens, Oxford history don, with student (1958)

And Gladly Learn

Will you, won’t you, benefit from graduate education?

BY ABIGAIL LAVIN

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

‘The Knight of the Burning Pestle’ (2014)

Murder by Candlelight

The new indoor theater at Shakespeare’s Globe

BY SARA LODGE

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Sir Douglas Haig (1918)

In Dubious Battle

The Great War, of modern memory, at 100

BY J. HARVIE WILKINSON III

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

The Fault in Our Stars Directed by Josh Boone

Death and the Maiden

There’s a flaw at the heart of this unpretentious tearjerker

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

'Self-portrait in a fur-collared robe' by Albrecht Durer (1500)

Mirror, Mirror

The changing instinct for self-depiction

BY HENRIK BERING

June 30, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 40

Louis Kahn’s National Assembly building, Dhaka

Designs for Power

Three Western visions on the Indian subcontinent

BY PAULA DEITZ

June 23, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 39

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