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Choreographed for maximum appeal, pop culture likes to say yes. History is made by those who say no.
A former public school teacher and union organizer picks his favorites.
How the destruction of architectural treasures became a weapon in Syria’s ongoing civil war.
How much of the pressure of reality can a work of art bear before it ceases to be art?
How law firms and lobbyists protect and whitewash petroleum dictatorships.
Why India’s boom years have been a bust.
The Nobel laureate’s short stories are her lasting legacy to the literary world.
The secret history of invisible ink.
In the stories of Kjell Askildsen, all that the men want is to be unseen.