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Police vs. protesters, Athens (2011)

Greece on the Edge

How, exactly, did it come to this?

BY JOHN PSAROPOULOS

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Palestinian women in the Dead Sea (2008)

Senior Services

The best is yet to be, especially if you take a course.

BY STEPHEN MILLER

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Florenz Ziegfeld and beauty contestants (ca. 1925)

Really Big Show

The Broadway impresario’s ‘maelstrom of mirth.’

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Rebecca Hall, Jason Bateman, Joel Edgerton in The Gift

Gem of Discomfort

The return of the classic thriller.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Shirley Jackson and her children (1956)

Laureate of Demons

Uncollected writings from the Shirley Jackson vault.

BY DANNY HEITMAN

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Child survivors of the gulags

Stalin’s Orphans

Children, by the millions, scattered across the USSR.

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

September 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48

Clive James at home in London (2014)

All Booked Up

At the end of life, reading as therapy.

BY THOMAS SWICK

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Milan Kundera (2010)

A Farewell Brief

Any message in a valedictory novel?

BY JONATHAN LEAF

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Disassembling the Kelo house (2007)

Class Action

Eminent domain as social enforcer.

BY JUSTIN TORRES

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

William Desmond Tay­lor (1914)

Screen Shots

A real-life Hollywood mystery remains unsolved.

BY JON L. BREEN

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Mary Anne Disraeli

Power Coupling

A Victorian alliance of love and politics.

BY JAMES BOWMAN

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Robert Frost speaks with Dartmouth students (1947).

Another Op’nin, Another Show

But is anyone noticing?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Portrait of Pig by Jamie Wyeth (1970)

Hogs in Whole

Mankind has yet to meet the pigs halfway.

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

August 24 - August 31, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47

Alicia Silverstone in ‘Clueless’ (1995)

Austen in Haste

The latest iteration of the fungible Emma.

BY JULIANNE DUDLEY

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Orson Welles meets the press, October 31, 1938.

When Earthlings Panic

It makes for great mythology.

BY ROBERT NASON

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

C. K. Scott Moncrieff

Proust in English

How much is the author and how much is the translator?

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Friedrich Nietzsche

Vision Quest

We’ve been coming to terms with modernity for some time.

BY LAWRENCE KLEPP

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Rebecca Ferguson as Ilsa Faust

Mission Improbable

The increasingly unwilling suspension of disbelief.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing at the National Press Club (2013)

The Good Fight

Reflections of a Chinese human rights hero in exile.

BY DAVID AIKMAN

August 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46

Fidel Castro, Juan Reinaldo Sánchez (ca. 1980)

Defender of Fidel

No dictator is a hero to his bodyguard.

BY RONALD RADOSH

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

Athena, an android in 'Tomorrowland'

Strange Bedfellows

Human-android love is a nonstarter. Period.

BY JOE QUEENAN

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall (1965)

Fear Itself

The art of sharing the stage with dread.

BY JOHN CHECK

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

T. S. Eliot (1920)

Poet in Embryo

Old Possum’s formative years.

BY JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

‘Lincoln Writing the Proclamation of Freedom’ (1863) by David Gilmour Blythe

Emancipation Strategy

The ushering-out of the Peculiar Institution.

BY RICHARD STRINER

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

Daša Drndić

An Adriatic Dream

Metaphorical drama for the 20th century.

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

August 10, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 45

Sian Phillips, Kyle MacLachlan in ‘Dune’ (1984)

Dune’s Half-Century

A cult classic stands the test of time.

BY JOSEPH BOTTUM

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Henry Luce (1956)

Mighty Brow

The unheralded emblem of power and authority.

BY THOMAS VINCIGUERRA

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Stone currency of Yap

Loose Change

Measuring history by the money supply.

BY JAY WEISER

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Auteur, Auteur

Amy Schumer benefits from Judd Apatow’s formula.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

J. R. R. Tolkien (1955)

Myth Makers

The long reach of a famous circle of Oxford scholars.

BY MICHAEL NELSON

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent

Entails of Woe

The soap-operatic succession saga of the Sackvilles.

BY SYDNEY LEACH

August 3, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 44

Sanford

A Ghost’s Lament

The collision at the corner of Language and Politics.

BY JAMES BOWMAN

July 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 43

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