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Updike’s Story

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Secondhand Rose

Will he, won’t he, should he be in the Hall of Fame?

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30 • By EDWARD ACHORNRead more...
Pleasant Valley Prison, Coalinga, California (2003)

America Behind Bars

Does the punishment fit the crimes?

Apr 21, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 30 • By ROBERT F. NAGELRead more...
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The Wife of Jesus Tale

An investigation into the origins of a scrap of papyrus raises more questions than it resolves

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By CHARLOTTE ALLEN

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The Reluctant Bibliophile

Joseph Epstein, bibliomaniac

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Sentences We Didn’t Finish

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By THE SCRAPBOOK

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Presidents Xi Jinping, Barack Obama at The Hague (2014)

Beijing Rising

The Chinese challenge to American supremacy.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By DAN BLUMENTHAL

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AP Images

‘Meet the Press’ on the Couch

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By THE SCRAPBOOK

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‘Departure’ (1932) by Max Beckmann

The Evil of Banality

On the Nazi perversion of art.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By JAMES GARDNER

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Discount Eyewash

The coupon as emblem of consumer confidence.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By JOE QUEENAN

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Matt -Taibbi

The Gap

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By THE SCRAPBOOK

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Alan Greenspan testifying before Congress (1998)

Just Soothsayin’

The economy acts as predicted. Except when it doesn’t.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By IRWIN M. STELZER

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Johnny Depp

Bullets Over Berkeley

Science fiction plus magic equals disaster.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By JOHN PODHORETZ

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Spain

It’s All in the Name

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By THE SCRAPBOOK

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Robert Frost and his son Carol (1916)

Frost Unplugged

The greatness revealed in the poet’s correspondence.

May 5, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 32 • By MICAH MATTIX

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Zabars

‘Go to Hell, Anti-Semites!’

One reaction to anti-Israel protesters yesterday at Zabar's.

5:50 PM, Apr 23, 2014 • By KATE HAVARD

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nationals

Hustle Is Overrated

Should Nats’ manager Matt Williams have benched Bryce Harper?

3:40 PM, Apr 23, 2014 • By LEE SMITH

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B&A Podcast: Robots, Rebels and Richard Ravitch

The B&A Podcast is hosted by Philip Terzian.

2:40 PM, Apr 23, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST

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