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April 28, 2014 Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    Missing the Story

    How turning the Murder of Kitty Genovese into a parable erased its particulars.

    Peter C. Baker

  • The Body Politic

    When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

    Akemi Johnson

  • Worn Muses

    Nymphomaniac is Lars von Trier’s latest ode to titillation and traps.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Shelf Life

    How the literary critic Paul de Man turned evasiveness into authority.

    David Mikics

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  • Letters


    This is your brain on poison… "monetizing" scholars… doubting Thomas… mishegoss II…

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