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Reda Kateb (left) and Viggo Mortensen in Loin des hommes

Today, Albert Camus is still alive but changed, thanks to the art of David Oelhoffen and Kamel Daoud.

Kamel Daoud

Killing is not creating, and drawing is not killing. Charlie has the right to draw.

Billy Graham after discussing juvenile crime New York City 1957

Billy Graham’s innocuous blend of showmanship and salvation.

Nelson Rockefeller eats a quick meal during a hunting trip, 1934.

Why the line from Barry Goldwater to Ted Cruz runs over Nelson Rockefeller.

Virgil, with a volume of the Aeneid, flanked by Clio (left) and Melpomene

Is the revival of a dead language breathing new life into the humanities?

Mary Weatherford, La Noche (2014)

MoMA’s “Forever Now” trumpets art with a shallow sense of tradition.

A dining tent at a Red Crescent hospital, Hafir, 1916

Reconsidering how the Middle East was transformed by World War I.

Edward Gibbon (1773), by Henry Walton

Historians are losing their audience, and searching for the next trend won’t win it back.

President John F. Kennedy announces a US blockade of Cuba, October 22, 1962

Democracy floats on currents of change. Is it ever capable of managing them?

Blogs

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

December 16, 2012

Some details in Skyfall are just too silly to accept.

November 29, 2012