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May 25, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 35 • By LAWRENCE KLEPP

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Frozen in Time

The ice-bound lands of mythology and history.

Apr 30, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 31

The Age of Chess

And the sport of kings, queens, bishops, etc.

Mar 5, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 24

Get Unhappy

The future of pessimism has never looked brighter.

Dec 25, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 15

Born Free

The 'interesting madman' who upset the Enlightenment.

Oct 30, 2006, Vol. 12, No. 07

Artist of Anxiety

Why Edvard Munch speaks to us moderns.

May 8, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 32

Man of Mind

What was Friedrich Nietzsche thinking?

Feb 13, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 21

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