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May 7, 2007 Issue

Cover art by: Cover design: Gene Case & Stephen Kling/Avenging Angels

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  • Books and the Arts

    Roads to Freedom

    A rich crop of new books offers fresh insight into the ongoing struggle for civil rights in America.

    David L. Chappell

  • Desire and Its Discontents

    Reviews of Syndromes and a Century, Private Fears in Public Places, Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis and Stephanie Daley.

    Stuart Klawans

  • Ill Will

    The most durable piece of Nazi propaganda may yet turn out to be the belief that Leni Riefenstahl is an artistic genius.

    Charles Taylor

  • It’s Doom Alone That Counts

    Georges Simenon's remarkable output includes investigative journalism, hardboiled novellas and dark psychological novels.

    Marco Roth


  • Fevered Imagination

    Artists try to wake up a sleepwalking public to the dangers of climate change.

    Lawrence Weschler

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