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The World War II Memorial, National Mall, October 2, 2013, in Washington, DC

For Frances Fukuyama and John Dunn, our democratic crisis is the result of an intellectual failure.

The categorical imperative “Do Not Draw the Prophet” clashes with the thousand nuances of art.

James Laughlin in his office in the White Cottage, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1941

The poems and a new biography of James Laughlin tells of his public success as a publisher and his private disappointments.

Jean-Luc Godard at Cinéma L’Eden in Le Havre, France, 2004

Jean-Luc Godard is still brooding on the end of cinema while imaging its future incarnation.

Kite from a Sumpango Sacatepequez Day of the Dead festival in Guatemala in 2007

How the discovery of police archives has altered the memory of political atrocities in Guatemala.

K. Anis Ahmed

K. Anis Ahmed’s stringent tales of life in the sprawling capital of Bangladesh.

Israeli military police, 1948

Khirbet Khizeh is a study in ambiguity of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War.

Ben Lerner

Ben Lerner and the novel of detachment

Bradley Cooper (left) and Sam Jaeger in American Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s shoot ’em up is remorseless, racist fantasy.

Blogs

How do you rhyme “Obama” with “Yokahama”?

December 16, 2012

Some details in Skyfall are just too silly to accept.

November 29, 2012