The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

Lafayette Squared

Portrait of the hero in two revolutions

Oct 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07 • By HENRIK BERING

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'Self-portrait in a fur-collared robe' by Albrecht Durer (1500)

Mirror, Mirror

The changing instinct for self-depiction

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Laurence Olivier as Henry V (1943)

Scratch an Actor

.  .  . and you’ll find an actor—like Laurence Olivier.

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Lucian Freud in his studio (1954)

Freudian Brush

A modern master’s indelible style and disordered life.

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French troops en route to the front, August 1914

How It All Began

A historian assigns the blame for World War I.

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Truer Than Fiction

Truer Than Fiction

Brideshead re-revisited.

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The Art of History

The Art of History

A reassessment of Paul Delaroche

Apr 5, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 28

Citizen Hirst

You'll be shocked to learn that the world's wealthiest artist can't draw.

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Johnson at 300

Celebrating that Infant Hercules of Toryism.

12:00 AM, Sep 25, 2009

Is Ugly Beautiful?

Standing athwart Francis Bacon's reputation, yelling 'Stop!'

Nov 24, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 10

Nasty, Brutish, and Funny

The satirist's London of the 18th century.

Jan 21, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 18

Brush with History

Painting was more than a pastime for Winston Churchill.

Sep 10, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 48

'Sex in the Park'

The latest doings of the Danish imams.

Nov 27, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 11

Soldier of Iraq

How a genuine hero was laid low by politics.

Oct 2, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 03

Varnishing Days

England's 19th-century artist-revolutionary.

May 22, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 34

The U.N. Plays with Lego

The anti-Denmark campaign continues.

Apr 3, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 27

CBS Does Denmark

But doesn't bother to get the story right.

Mar 6, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 24

England's Admiral

Lord Nelson was a swashbuckler, strategist, and charismatic leader.

Oct 24, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 06

Brothers Under the Skin

Divided by dogma, Stalin and Hitler were united by terror.

Apr 25, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 30

Ruling the Waves

Why Britons never, never, never were slaves.

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The Good Terrorist

What happened when the Dane came back from Guantanamo.

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