book review

The author at 6 years old

Girl in the Mirror

One very unconventional coming-of-age.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By SOPHIE FLACK
Lt. Audie Murphy (1945)

A Tragic Hero

Offscreen and on the battlefield with Audie Murphy.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By MICHAEL DIRDA

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Max Beerbohm by Walter Sickert (1897)

Max Unillustrated

A major minor master in prose.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By DANNY HEITMAN

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Bob Hope, John Wayne, Ronald Reagan, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra (1970)

White House Cool

Celebrity as two-edged sword for presidents

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By TEVI TROY

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Witch Trials Memorial, Salem, Massachusetts

Spectral Presence

Echoes of Salem across the centuries.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By DAVID AIKMAN

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Kirsten Powers

Say It Again

A liberal makes the conservative case for free speech.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON

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Grace Coolidge (1923)

The East Wing

All the presidents’ spouses in one place.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By ARAM BAKSHIAN JR.

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Prince George, Duke of Kent (ca. 1941)

Fighting Siblings

The House of Windsor in uniform.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By DOMINIC GREEN

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NEWSCOM

An Afghan Tale

Reality and unreality at a Combat Outpost.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By ANN MARLOWE

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‘Algonquin 1998’ by Natalie Ascencios

Manhattan Fare

A pilgrim’s guide to the Algonquin Round Table.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By AMY HENDERSON

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The Battle of Waterloo

Wellington’s Axis

At Waterloo, victory pivoted on a farmhouse.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By STEPHEN G. SMITH

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Atlanticspeak

Atlanticspeak

What we say over here, what they hear over there.

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By MICHAEL M. ROSEN

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Buster Keaton

Screen Tests

Jul 6, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 41 • By SONNY BUNCH

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An asylum for the houseless and poor

London Calling

The documentary version of Dickens’s metropolis.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Groucho Marx as Professor Wagstaff in ‘Horse Feathers’ (1932)

Opening Shot

Antidotes to the closing of the American mind.

Jun 29, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 40 • By THOMAS L. JEFFERS

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