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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

Jim Koch, Sam Calagione (2010)

Lagerrhea

More subject, less author would taste better.

BY MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER

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

The ebb and flow of American influence in the world

A Bigger Bang

The ebb and flow of American influence in the world

BY ELIOT A. COHEN

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) at the Utah Republican party convention, April 2014

Minority Report

How can Republicans reclaim black voters?

BY ARTUR DAVIS

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The lighthouse at Eilean Bán, where Maxwell lived (1968-69)

The Lives of Otters

A centenary pilgrimage to the world of Gavin Maxwell

BY SARA LODGE

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The moral implications of being scared.

Fear Itself

The moral implications of being scared.

BY SYDNEY LEACH

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Kyle Gallner, Bradley Cooper

Ennobled, Unnerving

One man, one war, and the cost of service

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

Virgil Thomson (1947)

Notes and Music

The words of Virgil Thomson, composer and critic.

BY ALGIS VALIUNAS

February 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 20

The Imitation Game Directed by Morten Tyldum

Hero as Victim

Is the Alan Turing seen here the Alan Turing who was?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

Orin Hargraves

Sound Familiar?

A report from the battlefield in the war on clichés

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

NEWSCOM

Withdrawal Symptoms

The cost of our slow, but steady, disengagement

BY GARY SCHMITT

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

George Whitefield preaching in London, 1742

The Great Dissenter

The transatlantic origins of evangelical America

BY MARK TOOLEY

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?’ (1878) by William Frederick Yeames

Looking Backward

The art of the Victorian vision of history

BY HENRIK BERING

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

David Yezzi

Loss and Gain

David Yezzi, poet of ‘urbane detachment.’

BY JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

January 26, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 19

The Cadbury assembly line, Birmingham

Designs for Living

On the architecture of (commercial) desire

BY VIRGINIA POSTREL

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

‘Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.’

Freedom’s Partner

‘Good things are easily destroyed, but not easily created.’

BY RYAN SHINKEL

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Albert Einstein (1921)

Men of Gravity

How to deal with a world turned upside down

BY JOSHUA GELERNTER

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

King in Stone

When a historical drama is devoid of drama

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Campaigning for the Senate (1954)

A Tar Heel Meteor

The pol at the dawn of North Carolina’s modern era

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1845)

Where’s Waldo?

There is less to the Bard of Concord than meets the eye

BY MICAH MATTIX

January 19, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 18

James Laughlin and Ezra Pound in the hills above Rapallo (1937)

Gentleman of Letters

The hits and misses of James Laughlin

BY MARJORIE PERLOFF

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

The Selected Letters of Willa Cather

One Writer’s Message

‘Any kind of integrity helps in this world, and I have my own kind.’

BY JAMES SEATON

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Ant on a leaf

Once and Future Kings

A vertebrate’s tribute to our numerous cohabitants

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

‘Jone’s Diner’ (1979)

The Real Thing

Richard Estes and his photographic vision

BY AMY HENDERSON

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17

Peter Theo Curtis in the custody of al Qaeda

Sword vs. Pen

In the Age of Terror, the status of journalists is evolving

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

January 5 - January 12, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 17