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The rise and fall of our Neanderthal cousins.

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The Children’s Hour

Everything old—even the ‘morbidness’—is new again

Dec 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

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Laugh, Clown, Laugh

The very long life of cinema’s first superstar

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Dinaw Mengestu

Moral Fiction

Three novelists and the challenge of engagement with the modern world.

Nov 18, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 10

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Sincerely, George Orwell

The correspondence of a ‘wintry conscience.’

Sep 30, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 04

Constance and her son Cyril, 1889

Wife in Shadow

Oscar Wilde's marriage did not end happily.

Feb 18, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 22

Photo of Dorothy Thompson

Women in Love

The high cost of mixing success and attachment.

Jan 16, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 17

The Prophet Conrad

The Prophet Conrad

How ‘The Secret Agent’ anticipates the perils of today.

Mar 28, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 27

Literary Suicide

Literary Suicide

How multiculturalism strangles freedom of speech.

Jan 3, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 16

A Capital Ship

A Capital Ship

Profits and losses in the history of markets.

Sep 27, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 02

The Sisyphean Candidate

The Sisyphean Candidate

Michel Faulkner hopes to take down Charlie Rangel.

Apr 26, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 30

Liberty for All

Liberty for All

Free speech is the American way.

Apr 19, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 29

Man vs. Machine

The intellectual legacy of Arthur Koestler.

Feb 15, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 21

Ladies Please

All women writers are equal in the eyes of academic enthusiasts.

Jul 27, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 42

Ladies Bountiful

The women of words in Augustan England.

Oct 6, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 04

Edinburgh Rhapsodies

The lives and loves of Scotland's intellectual gentlefolk.

Dec 31, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 16

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