book review

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe’s Shadow

A look at the laureate of self-destructiveness

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By DOMINIC GREEN

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‘Red Dawn’ (1984)

Past as Prologue

A ‘yes, but’ perspective on ‘what-if’ history

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By JAMES M. BANNER JR.

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David Ben-Gurion at the opening of the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (1948)

Israel’s ‘Old Man’

The long life, and longer reach, of David Ben-Gurion

Mar 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25 • By BENJAMIN BALINT

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Animatronic dinosaur and human, Creation Museum, Petersburg, Kentucky

Science Under Siege

The politics of evolution in the Sunshine State

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By WRAY HERBERT

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Adam Michnik, Václav Havel in Prague (2011)

The Morning After

Reflections of an architect of post-Communist Europe

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By MARCI SHORE

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The Cleavers at home, ca. 1958

Domestic Tranquility

The family as incubator of well-being

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By EVE TUSHNET

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Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, and Jay Armstrong Johnson in the current revival of ‘

The Song Is Ended

On the golden age of the American musical

Mar 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24 • By TERRY TEACHOUT

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‘The Four Courts’ by W. H. Bartlett (1841)

Dublin’s Fair(?) City

The complicated soul of the Irish capital

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By EDWARD SHORT

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Olivia Manning (1955)

Lost Horizons

War and peace, love and politics, at the end of Empire

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By MARK FALCOFF

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Coco Chanel in Paris (1937)

Chanel No. 1

How beauty can be lucrative, if not always pretty

Feb 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 23 • By AMY HENDERSON

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Thomas Cromwell (Ben Miles) and Anne Boleyn (Lydia Leonard) in ‘Wolf Hall’ (Swan

The King’s Good Servant

Thomas Cromwell and the price of loyalty

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22 • By J. J. SCARISBRICK

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Damien Hirst’s ‘For the Love of God’ (2007)

Heads Over Heels

Decapitation: the good old days

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22 • By JAMES BOWMAN

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Norman Vincent Peale (1966)

Love Thy Neighbor

Being a good citizen and good Christian at the same time

Feb 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 22 • By JOSEPH LOCONTE

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‘Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog’ (1818) by Caspar David Friedrich

Peculiarly German

Romantics, Romanticism, and history

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21 • By THOMAS A. KOHUT

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Jim Koch, Sam Calagione (2010)

Lagerrhea

More subject, less author would taste better.

Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21 • By MARTIN MORSE WOOSTER

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