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May 22-29, 2017, Issue

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  • Books and the Arts

    George Saunders’s Lincoln

    The novel ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ examines the Civil War as the root of America’s violent past—and as a possible source of empathy that might release us from it.

    Jon Baskin

  • The Fight Over Sexual Freedom

    Geoffrey Stone’s book is a powerful reminder that the history of sexual equality is one of backlash as well as progress.

    Anna North

  • Pushing the Limits of Photography

    The reflexive photography of Paul Mpagi Sepuya and Jason Loebs.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • When Big Names Are Everywhere

    Norman and Obit are movies lovingly dedicated to the virtues of the small and the anonymous.

    Stuart Klawans

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