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Billie Holiday wasn't just adored by her fans but by her
friends and colleagues as well.

A new biography of one of the Enlightment's most remarkable thinkers.

The story of Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun illustrates the value of a truly independent judiciary.

Paul Johnson and Christopher Hitchens's new books on the Founding Fathers.

A biography of Utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick sheds new light on life in the Victorian era.

For abolitionist John Brown, equality was not a theoretical stance but a daily practice.

Christopher Marlowe's life was short, sharp and irresistible.

The Jack Johnson story is about many things, but none more emphatically than the meaning of manhood to the Anglo-Saxon imagination at the turn of the century.

Toward the end of the undervalued 1979 movie adaptation of former pro football receiver Peter Gent's undervalued 1973 novel, North Dallas Forty, a beat, bent lineman, played by the late Jo

André Malraux incarnated a certain ideal of "the French intellectual." A writer of international renown, he distinguished himself as a man of action before going on to become an eye-catchi


 A look back on John Lennon's New York years.

November 22, 2010