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Suffragette in the diary of Reginald Marsh (1912)

Brush to Pen

The daily, sometimes hourly, thoughts of artists

BY TARA BARNETT

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Bust of Alexander the Great, St. Petersburg

Happy Warriors

The burden of command, lightly borne, in the classical world

BY J. E. LENDON

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Matthew Arnold, circa 1877

Culture’s Champion

On rereading ‘Culture and Anarchy.’

BY GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Toby, Matthew Gilbert

Canine Therapy

On the dog as a catalyst among humans

BY SOPHIE FLACK

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

The temptation is to laugh at Bruce Springsteen and his admirers

Born to Rant

The temptation is to laugh at Bruce Springsteen and his admirers

BY RYAN L. COLE

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Getty

Her Fifteen Minutes

The truncated, self-destructive history of Valerie Solanas

BY CHARLOTTE ALLEN

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Winston Churchill as prime minister (1945)

Winston Is Back

A smart, funny, timely tribute to the Great Man

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

The sacred and profane meet in Springfield

An Animated God

The sacred and profane meet in Springfield

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

Joseph and Stewart Alsop (1955)

Weekend Warriors

How the Cold War was fought in the salons and on the sidewalks

BY MALCOLM FORBES

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

Installation view of ‘The Swimming Pool’ (1952)

Art in Isolation

How to drain the color from Matisse’s cut-outs

BY DANIEL GELERNTER

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

Stephen Harper pays for his coffee at a Tim Hortons (2006).

North Toward Home

The Americanization of Canadian politics

BY MICHAEL TAUBE

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

What can we learn from decoding this message?

Climate Change

What can we learn from decoding this message?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

David Horowitz

‘Fire with Fire’

The Republican road to 2016?

BY MAX EDEN

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

Scene from ‘Murder Ballads’

Millepied à Terre

Will success in Los Angeles translate to Paris?

BY SOPHIE FLACK

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

The first Earth Day, New York (1970)

Clearing the Air

A refreshing account of the environmental movement

BY STEVEN F. HAYWARD

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Beating the heat with the help of technology.

In the Comfort Zone

Beating the heat with the help of technology

BY THOMAS JOHNSON

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Edward St. Aubyn

The Jaundiced Eye

An English satirical talent hits his stride

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Olive Kitteridge Directed by Lisa Cholodenko

Portrait of an Age

The high-end literary adaptation is now the province of HBO

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Maxwell Taylor, Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy (1963)

Polishing the Brass

A critical look at commanders and commanders in chief

BY JAMES M. BANNER JR.

November 17, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 10

Art is born in the experience of loss

Cold Fusion

Art is born in the experience of loss

BY JULIANNE DUDLEY

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (2014)

The Hispanic Challenge

Is there a formula for Republican success with Latino voters?

BY JAY COST

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Following the elephants to victory in Burma

Agony and Ivory

Following the elephants to victory in Burma

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

‘Lord’ Buckley (1906-1960), purveyor of hipster slang, on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

Whatever You Say

What is slang, and where does it come from?

BY SARA LODGE

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

View of the Parthenon from the Acropolis Museum

A Classical View

The Parthenon marbles at home in the world

BY PAULA DEITZ

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Sigrid Rausing

Baltic Dawn

Some things change, and more things stay the same.

BY ANDREW STUTTAFORD

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Their Children's Hour

Their Children’s Hour

The unbearable lightness of Ronan Farrow and friends

BY JUDY BACHRACH

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Steven Pinker

Craft Warning

Classic style for the modern temperament

BY DAVID SKINNER

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

My Dinner with Riggan

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

A Finishing Canter

Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

'The Death of Seneca’ (1871) by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez

Calm Before Storm

The self-delusion of Seneca’s service to tyranny

BY DANIEL LEE

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

‘Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, New York’ (ca. 1852) by Johannes Oe

Let George Do It

A royal road to American independence?

BY JACK N. RAKOVE

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

Lafayette Squared

Portrait of the hero in two revolutions

BY HENRIK BERING

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

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