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Books and the Arts

Slavko Goldstein

Language and Blood

In 1941, genocide broke out in Croatia, and we still cannot explain why.

by John Connelly

Nadav Schirman’s The Green Prince is a fact-free documentary about collaboration.
Posted Sep 9 2014 - 5:12pm
Among the Kurds in southeastern Turkey.
Posted Sep 9 2014 - 5:09pm
Trials and tribulations along the migrant trail from Central America to the United States.
Posted Sep 3 2014 - 2:03pm



Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo in Jakarta, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Can Indonesia’s charismatic new president solve the slow-burning crises of the world’s third-largest democracy?

56 Leonard-Woolworth view

How Michael Bloomberg turned architecture into a sixty-four-ounce Coke.

Art Spiegelman, Self-Portrait With Maus Mask, 1989

Art Spiegelman’s twitchy irreverence

Pop & Circumstance

Pop & Circumstance

Protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 15, 2014
September 3, 2014 - 1:43 PM ET
Joshua Clover

How “Fuck the Police” came to narrate the town’s humiliations and violations.

Spinning gears: Toby Keith, July 6, 2013
June 17, 2014 - 8:07 PM ET
Joshua Clover

The story of country music is not love and happiness but love and work.

Hello Earl: Man with tractor destroys Dixie Chicks albums
April 30, 2014 - 2:41 PM ET
Joshua Clover

The desperate situation of country’s popularity.

Shelf Life

Shelf Life

Orpheus (2008), by Trevor Winkfield

Trevor Winkfield is a connoisseur of the original, spare and strange.

Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed’s The Orchard of Lost Souls is a haunting and powerful novel.

Paul de Man (left), Renée Weiss and Ted Weiss, 1949 at Bard College

How the literary critic Paul de Man turned evasiveness into authority.