The world before (and after) headlines.
Understanding the sometimes perplexing Jewish philosopher.
Rules for readers in an era when distraction is de rigueur.
What did the Occupy Wall Street movement mean to the activists who drove it?
How Irving Berlin's patriotic tune became a shadow national anthem.
The correspondence of the author of Invisible Cities shows a writer working at the heart of the European literary world.
Gladiator, rebel, Hollywood symbol: is there a real figure buried beneath the myth?
Using Middle Eastern poetry to form an eclectic map of the region.
A legal scholar examines the way governments treat faith.
Why did Syria's ruling regime turn from liberalization to a violent crackdown?
How an intellectually highflown play about dialect and class in England became a legendary Broadway musical.
How not to choose a vice presidential nominee.
A political guru outlines the principles that guide the presidential hopefuls.
A new translation of Dante's early chronicle of passionate inspiration.
A new translation of the poet's "Songbook" eschews florid language in favor of inventive ideas.
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