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Arvo Pärt at the Met (2014)

Mystic Chords

The gospel according to the Arvo Pärt Project

BY CATHERINE P. LEWIS

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

The World of the John Birch Society

Giant Tennis Shoes

The overestimation of the John Birch Society

BY STEVEN F. HAYWARD

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

The Hunger Artists - A short-term investment in high-yield talent

The Hunger Artists

A short-term investment in high-yield talent

BY JOE QUEENAN

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

Grammar Lesson in New York (1961)

Take Your Medicine

This ‘prescriptive’ is a hard pill to swallow

BY BARTON SWAIM

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

Cook shed, Means & Evans Camp

Shall We Gather?

The history of Texas in the Bloys Camp Meeting

BY JOHN STEINBREDER

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

'...but let us never fear to negotiate' (John F. Kennedy)

Why Do We Read?

‘Wisdom and insight’ as the purpose of literature

BY JAMES SEATON

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

Boyhood (2014)

Real Time Passing

Not so mad about the boy, but the premise is promising

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

September 1, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 47

The fascinating/infuriating General MacArthur

Big Mac of the Pacific

The fascinating/infuriating General MacArthur

BY MITCHELL YOCKELSON

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Sea lion on bench, San Cristóbal

Darwin’s Islands

A paradise created by survival of the fittest

BY CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

An epic reclaimed, courtesy of J. R. R. Tolkien

Monster Mash

An epic reclaimed, courtesy of J. R. R. Tolkien

BY GERALD J. RUSSELLO

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Bill Mauldin, Audie Murphy in ‘The Red Badge of Courage’ (1951)

Seeing ‘Red’

The imaginary lives of an American realist

BY JAMES SEATON

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Gardening as necessity, not avocation

Till Your Own

Gardening as necessity, not avocation

BY AMY HENDERSON

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Craft breweries, global corporations, and the making of beer

A Convivial Glass

Craft breweries, global corporations, and the making of beer

BY MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

The Jewish encounter with history

People of the Word

The Jewish encounter with history

BY PETER LOPATIN

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Reports of the perils of childhood have been greatly exaggerated

Fear Itself

Reports of the perils of childhood have been greatly exaggerated

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Montpelier, home of James Madison, Orange, Virginia

Quietly Revolutionary

The achievement(s) of James Madison

BY PATRICK ALLITT

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

The spy who came in from the cold, and prospered

Genteel Treachery

The spy who came in from the cold, and prospered

BY HARVEY KLEHR

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Getty

The Son Also Rises

Titles, tangled webs, titillating journalism

BY EDWARD SHORT

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Luca Zingaretti as Inspector Montalbano (2000)

Sicilian Gumshoe

An unlikely setting for police procedurals

BY JON L. BREEN

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Portrait of the boy Mozart  by Giovanni del Re (ca. 1875)

The Real Amadeus

The Mozart of music, and the Mozart of the movies

BY COLIN FLEMING

August 18 - August 25, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

Reading Room at the Folger Shakespeare Library, ca. 1940

Shakespeare’s Other Home

The making of a Washington monument

BY CHARLES TRUEHEART

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Lucy

Ladies Leading

Women rule Hollywood, and men are box-office poison

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, Dong Ha (1966)

Lessons Learned?

A second look at General Westmoreland’s strategy

BY MACKUBIN THOMAS OWENS

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

The Temptation of Despair Tales of the 1940s by Werner Sollors

Zero Hour

The reconstruction of German society after 1945

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

Svetlana Zakharova as the Swan Queen

After Many a Summer

Wounded by scandal, the Bolshoi returns to America

BY SOPHIE FLACK

August 11, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 45

‘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

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

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

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