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.
Are the French really better at l'amour?
Do chimps experience empathy? And if they do, what does it mean to be human?
The tangible value of the book, in the eyes of a diverse collection of writers.
Behind the wheel in the Windy City.
Plainspoken wisdom from the author of Charlotte's Web.
In 1919, a group of English women received a life-changing revelation: the incarnation of God lived in their midst.
A new history of "the Rodney Dangerfield of America's wars."
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