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Roger Federer (2015)

Tennis, Everyone

One way of seeing Roger Federer’s game.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01 • By JOSEPH EPSTEIN

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Schools struggle to challenge their brightest students

Smart Power

How and why gifted students are shortchanged.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01 • By ANNE CONTINETTI

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Demonstrators at the Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition, Cincinnati (1990)

Who Won the Wars?

It may be too early to say.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

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Wyatt Prunty

Lying for Truth

Wyatt Prunty, poet of the fallen world.

Sep 14, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 01 • By JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

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Shirley Jackson and her children (1956)

Laureate of Demons

Uncollected writings from the Shirley Jackson vault.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By DANNY HEITMAN

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Child survivors of the gulags

Stalin’s Orphans

Children, by the millions, scattered across the USSR.

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

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Police vs. protesters, Athens (2011)

Greece on the Edge

How, exactly, did it come to this?

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By JOHN PSAROPOULOS

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Florenz Ziegfeld and beauty contestants (ca. 1925)

Really Big Show

The Broadway impresario’s ‘maelstrom of mirth.’

Sep 7, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 48 • By WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

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Disassembling the Kelo house (2007)

Class Action

Eminent domain as social enforcer.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By JUSTIN TORRES

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William Desmond Tay­lor (1914)

Screen Shots

A real-life Hollywood mystery remains unsolved.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By JON L. BREEN

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Mary Anne Disraeli

Power Coupling

A Victorian alliance of love and politics.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Portrait of Pig by Jamie Wyeth (1970)

Hogs in Whole

Mankind has yet to meet the pigs halfway.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By TEMMA EHRENFELD

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Clive James at home in London (2014)

All Booked Up

At the end of life, reading as therapy.

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By THOMAS SWICK

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Milan Kundera (2010)

A Farewell Brief

Any message in a valedictory novel?

Aug 24, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 47 • By JONATHAN LEAF

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Chen Guangcheng and his wife Yuan Weijing at the National Press Club (2013)

The Good Fight

Reflections of a Chinese human rights hero in exile.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46 • By DAVID AIKMAN

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