For the German novelist Walter Kempowski, there was no single unifying experience of World War II.
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The legendary songwriter about his politics, his fourteenth studio album and what it was like the first time he saw Springsteen perform.
Immersive theater has no real style—except to fetishize its look.
How Africa and China’s own borderlands became the center of Beijing’s new empire.
By privileging historical catastrophe, a new poetry anthology narrows the definition of art.
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.