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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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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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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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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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Alicia Silverstone in ‘Clueless’ (1995)

Austen in Haste

The latest iteration of the fungible Emma.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46 • By JULIANNE DUDLEY

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Orson Welles meets the press, October 31, 1938.

When Earthlings Panic

It makes for great mythology.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46 • By ROBERT NASON

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C. K. Scott Moncrieff

Proust in English

How much is the author and how much is the translator?

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46 • By EDWIN M. YODER JR.

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Friedrich Nietzsche

Vision Quest

We’ve been coming to terms with modernity for some time.

Aug 17, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 46 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP

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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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