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February 2, 2015 Issue

Cover art by: art by Doug Chayka

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  • Books and the Arts

    The Lower Depths

    Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales is a carnival of melancholy, melodrama and the polymorphously perverse.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Inoculation as Metaphor

    Eula Biss’s On Immunity is a slipshod book full of brilliant moments.

    Hannah K. Gold

  • Speed Kills

    Has digital technology destroyed leisure?

    Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow

  • Less Is More

    The dense details in Berlin’s memorial museums overwhelm the stories they try to tell.

    Julia M. Klein

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