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Life, Inc.

In an illustrated review, Ward Sutton ponders the brand-bound destiny depicted in Douglas Rushkoff's Life, Inc.

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Forty Years of History, Thirty Seconds of Joy

Politics and transcendence in the art of the Congolese soukous. Read more...

Reading Romance

Foreign Affairs

In this month's column, tales of love in which cultures clash -- but a richer harmony is the result.

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Library Without Walls

After the Barbarians: From Gibbon to Auden

How classical scholars have redefined and rediscovered the fascinations of "Late Antiquity." Read more...

The Thinking Read

Fixing My Gaze

A. C. Grayling on a neuroscientist's attempt to "rewire her own brain." Read more...

Reader's Diary

Pharma Nation

Pharmaceutical malfeasance, media madness, and more.

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Character References

Unearthing the buried pleasures of Serengeti's satirical creations. Read more...

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The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards

Ward Sutton's cartoon review finds the groove in Robert Boswell's The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards.

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When Love Crosses the Tracks

The barriers between rich and poor can put a chill on romance -- or urge it to leap overtop.

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Reader's Diary

What Went Right?

The author's road to Damascus yields some unexpected delights.

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The Thinking Read

Philosophical Page-Turners

Author Charlotte Greig writes in response to A.C. Grayling's column. Read more...

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Positive Harangues

Craig Finn's bar-band-made-big holds steady to its singalong roots. Read more...

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Ward Sutton on Rapt

Ward Sutton's cartoon review of Winifred Gallagher's new study.

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Wild Kingdom!

Modern metamorphoses transform the script of Beauty and the Beast.

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The Speculator

Dreams and Nightmares: New Comics

Four new works of graphic narrative plumb the unconscious to unearth beauty and terror.

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