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Lessons Learned

Newman the educator, in theory and practice.

BY EDWARD SHORT

May 18, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 34

View of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar

To Everest and Back

Short of the summit but beyond expectations.

BY DAVID GUASPARI

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Albert Einstein in Berlin (1929)

Einstein in Theory

The scientist as public intellectual.

BY GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Ronit Elkabetz

Immovable Force

The camera as chronicler of marital deadlock.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (1939)

The Bellwether

Arthur Vandenberg and the end of GOP isolationism.

BY ALONZO L. HAMBY

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Martin Walser

Survivor’s Soul

A memoir of Martin Walser’s coming-of-age.

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

May 11, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 33

Pension Building, Washington (1936)

Pointier Heads

Efficiency shrinks while government grows.

BY KEVIN R. KOSAR

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Virgin Mary and apostles (6th century), Monastery of Saint Apollo, Bawit

Copts and Robbers

Can these remnants of Christianity be preserved?

BY RICHARD TADA

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Eugene O’Neill and his third wife, Carlotta Monterey O’Neill (1933)

Long Night’s Journey

The biographical drama of Eugene O’Neill.

BY JOHN SIMON

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Dmitri Shostakovich in Leningrad (1941)

A Seventh Note

The score for destruction by Hitler and Stalin.

BY ALGIS VALIUNAS

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Miller Huggins, Col. Jacob Ruppert (ca. 1928)

The Yankee Traders

An unlikely duo spawns a baseball dynasty.

BY EDWARD ACHORN

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Apple

Thought for Food

The quality of the (literary) fare at organic restaurants.

BY JOE QUEENAN

May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32

Samuel Johnson

Great Awakening

What you see is what you get, philosophically speaking.

BY FRANK FREEMAN

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Alicia Vikander

Mind Over Matter

A robot by any other name .  .  .

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

The assassination of August von Kotzebue (1819)

Terrorized by Terror

The rippling effects of the French Revolution.

BY ROBERT WARGAS

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Carbon critics, Pittsburgh (2014)

Double Dividend?

The economics and politics of taxing carbon.

BY IRWIN M. STELZER

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Carl von Clausewitz

War. What Is It Good For?

The man who answered the question.

BY ANDRE VAN LOON

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Arthur Conan Doyle (1925)

Not So Elementary

The story within the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

BY ANTHONY PALETTA

April 27, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 31

Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart (1936)

High Standards

The Great American Songbook, in and out of fashion.

BY MICHAEL NELSON

April 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Getty

A Great Calamity

One century since the Turkish genocide of the Armenians.

BY DOMINIC GREEN

April 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Adam Driver, Ben Stiller

The Second Life

A comic bridge across the generation gap.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

April 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

NEWSCOM

Gray Matters

The brain knows what people think, and vice versa.

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

April 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

Getty

A Literary Life

Learning to read, to write, to teach.

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

April 20, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 30

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Here Comes Trouble

The Internet is the mob’s best friend

BY SONNY BUNCH

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Patriotic Betrayal The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret  Campaign to Enroll Amer

War of Words

The CIA and the postwar clash of ideas

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Gladly Teach? A more rational division of power on campus.

Gladly Teach?

A more rational division of power on campus

BY JONATHAN MARKS

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Resident of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

The Jungle Books

On the intellectual origins of evolution

BY CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1945)

A Leading Lady

The 70 years (and counting) of Angela Lansbury on stage and screen

BY TARA BARNETT

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Woodstock, August 1969

The Kids Aren’t All Right

Midge Decter’s diagnosis, forty years on

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

L. E. Sissman

Darkness Visible

L. E. Sissman, poet in a gray flannel suit

BY DANNY HEITMAN

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Andrew Jackson vs. the Second Bank of the United States (1833)

The Lending Game

The culture of banking, in history and politics

BY JAY WEISER

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28