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Will Smith, Margot Robbie

The Long Con

How much longer for pleasant, diversionary cinema?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Paul Hindemith (1931) by Rudolf Heinisch

Danse Macabre

Not every artist fled in horror from the Third Reich

BY ANDREW NAGORSKI

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Pipe

Same Difference

A metaphor is like a—well, what, exactly?

BY BARTON SWAIM

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Charles Mingus (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Park

Bird Still Lives?

Sixty years on, the legacy of Charlie Parker

BY TED GIOIA

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Arlington House

Rebels with a Cause

George Washington and Robert E. Lee faced a decision

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Fresco of lyre player, Palace of Nestor, Pylos (13th century b.c.e.)

No Place Like Homer

The immediacy of the distant past

BY SUSAN KRISTOL

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

‘Red Dawn’ (1984)

Past as Prologue

A ‘yes, but’ perspective on ‘what-if’ history

BY JAMES M. BANNER JR.

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

David Ben-Gurion at the opening of the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (1948)

Israel’s ‘Old Man’

The long life, and longer reach, of David Ben-Gurion

BY BENJAMIN BALINT

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

NPH

Is Hollywood Racist?

It depends on which Hollywood you’re talking about

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Edgar Allen Poe

Poe’s Shadow

A look at the laureate of self-destructiveness

BY DOMINIC GREEN

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Mary Stuart, Lynn Loring, Karl Weber in ‘Search for Tomorrow’ (1955)

One Man’s Meat

Finding sustenance in the afternoon serials

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Animatronic dinosaur and human, Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky

Science Under Siege

The politics of evolution in the Sunshine State

BY WRAY HERBERT

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Adam Michnik, Václav Havel in Prague (2011)

The Morning After

Reflections of an architect of post-Communist Europe

BY MARCI SHORE

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

The Cleavers at home, ca. 1958

Domestic Tranquility

The family as incubator of well-being

BY EVE TUSHNET

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, and Jay Armstrong Johnson in the current revival of ‘

The Song Is Ended

On the golden age of the American musical

BY TERRY TEACHOUT

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Virtue Rewarded

Including the virtue of keeping a straight face

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

‘The Four Courts’ by W. H. Bartlett (1841)

Dublin’s Fair(?) City

The complicated soul of the Irish capital

BY EDWARD SHORT

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Olivia Manning (1955)

Lost Horizons

War and peace, love and politics, at the end of Empire

BY MARK FALCOFF

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Bernard Bailyn speaks in Providence (2012).

History in Context

The American vision of Bernard Bailyn

BY GORDON S. WOOD

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick

Movie Magic

A musical love story finds its medium

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Coco Chanel in Paris (1937)

Chanel No. 1

How beauty can be lucrative, if not always pretty

BY AMY HENDERSON

February 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23

Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God’ (2007)

Heads Over Heels

Decapitation: the good old days

BY JAMES BOWMAN

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

NASA spacecraft, Pluto, and moon (2015)

Mapping the System

There goes the neighborhood, but in what direction?

BY THOMAS VINCIGUERRA

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Norman Vincent Peale (1966)

Love Thy Neighbor

Being a good citizen and good Christian at the same time

BY JOSEPH LOCONTE

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

W. Somerset Maugham (1912)

‘Bondage’ Revisited

The novel that has everything except critical respect

BY JONATHAN LEAF

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Thomas Cromwell (Ben Miles) and Anne Boleyn (Lydia Leonard) in ‘Wolf Hall’ (Swan

The King’s Good Servant

Thomas Cromwell and the price of loyalty

BY J. J. SCARISBRICK

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon (2014)

Order on the Court

The roar of the crowd—and the end of tennis?

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

February 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22

‘America Today: Coal’ (1930-31)

Only Yesterday

Thomas Hart Benton’s masterwork finds a home at the Met

BY JAMES GARDNER

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Richard House

A Baghdad Quartet

Translating the Iraq war into fiction

BY ANN MARLOWE

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Signing the education reorganization act (2001)

Florida Key

A clear-eyed view of Jeb Bush as governor

BY TERRY EASTLAND

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova

Crime of Punishment

A grim, epic allegory of Putin’s Russia

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’ (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich

Peculiarly German

Romantics, Romanticism, and history

BY THOMAS A. KOHUT

February 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21

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