The dense details in Berlin’s memorial museums overwhelm the stories they try to tell.
John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee William gets mired down in psychoanalysis.
The worlds of Sholem Aleichem.
For all its postmodern flair, the revamped Benjamin Franklin Museum is surprisingly traditional and constrained.
For Betty Friedan, feminism was humanism: a question of growth, maturation and identity.
Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?