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Art Spiegelman’s twitchy irreverence
Jeff Koons and the art of blissful idiocy; Kara Walker’s art of subtlety.
Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.
An excerpt from Victor Navasky's The O'Dell File reveals the story of the civil rights movement's 'unsung hero' who has been wrongly written out of the pages of history.
Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.
Does David Bromwich’s idea of a Burkean left amount to anything more than contempt for Obama?
How Scarlett Johansson learned to become aloof from her own seductiveness.
Trevor Winkfield is a connoisseur of the original, spare and strange.