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Gladly Teach? A more rational division of power on campus.

Gladly Teach?

A more rational division of power on campus

BY JONATHAN MARKS

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Resident of Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)

The Jungle Books

On the intellectual origins of evolution

BY CHRISTOPH IRMSCHER

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ (1945)

A Leading Lady

The 70 years (and counting) of Angela Lansbury on stage and screen

BY TARA BARNETT

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed

Here Comes Trouble

The Internet is the mob’s best friend

BY SONNY BUNCH

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Charles Walters (behind the camera), Judy Garland in ‘Summer Stock’ (1950)

It Takes a Village

The ‘auteur theory’ meets the life and work of Charles Walters

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

Patriotic Betrayal The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret  Campaign to Enroll Amer

War of Words

The CIA and the postwar clash of ideas

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

April 6 - April 13, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 29

‘The Discovery of Honey’ (ca. 1500)

A Practiced Eye

In Washington, a Florentine master comes into his own

BY JAMES GARDNER

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

The Rightful Place of Science Disasters & Climate Change by Roger Pielke Jr.

Cold Comfort

A scientific approach to the science of climate change

BY ROBERT BRYCE

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Woodstock, August 1969

The Kids Aren’t All Right

Midge Decter’s diagnosis, forty years on

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

L. E. Sissman

Darkness Visible

L. E. Sissman, poet in a gray flannel suit

BY DANNY HEITMAN

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Andrew Jackson vs. the Second Bank of the United States (1833)

The Lending Game

The culture of banking, in history and politics

BY JAY WEISER

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Liam Neeson, Joel Kinnaman

The Hit Parade

Liam Neeson in action is worth watching. But for how long?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 30, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 28

Chief Justice John Roberts at a Federalist Society dinner (2007)

Join the Argument

The irresistible rise of the Federalist Society

BY ANDREW BUTTARO

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Will we ever grow weary of this?

Doomsday Machine

Moviegoing heads for the exit

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

F. R. Leavis (1975)

One Unsparing Eye

F. R. Leavis and the life of literature.

BY THOMAS L. JEFFERS

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

“Parson Weems’ Fable” (1939) by Grant Wood

Abraham’s Fathers

Tracing the path from 1776 to 1861

BY WILLIAM MCKENZIE

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Dalton Trumbo (in glasses) addresses his admirers, Penn Station, New York (1950)

Idiots’ Delight

The persistent mythology of the Hollywood Ten

BY HARVEY KLEHR

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

LEAF

On Stagecraft

The players, strutting and fretting, make a difference

BY JONATHAN LEAF

March 23, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 27

Charles Mingus (bass), Roy Haynes (drums), Thelonious Monk (piano), Charlie Park

Bird Still Lives?

Sixty years on, the legacy of Charlie Parker

BY TED GIOIA

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Arlington House

Rebels with a Cause

George Washington and Robert E. Lee faced a decision

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Fresco of lyre player, Palace of Nestor, Pylos (13th century b.c.e.)

No Place Like Homer

The immediacy of the distant past

BY SUSAN KRISTOL

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Will Smith, Margot Robbie

The Long Con

How much longer for pleasant, diversionary cinema?

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Paul Hindemith (1931) by Rudolf Heinisch

Danse Macabre

Not every artist fled in horror from the Third Reich

BY ANDREW NAGORSKI

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Pipe

Same Difference

A metaphor is like a—well, what, exactly?

BY BARTON SWAIM

March 16, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 26

Mary Stuart, Lynn Loring, Karl Weber in ‘Search for Tomorrow’ (1955)

One Man’s Meat

Finding sustenance in the afternoon serials

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

‘Red Dawn’ (1984)

Past as Prologue

A ‘yes, but’ perspective on ‘what-if’ history

BY JAMES M. BANNER JR.

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

David Ben-Gurion at the opening of the road from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (1948)

Israel’s ‘Old Man’

The long life, and longer reach, of David Ben-Gurion

BY BENJAMIN BALINT

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

NPH

Is Hollywood Racist?

It depends on which Hollywood you’re talking about

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe’s Shadow

A look at the laureate of self-destructiveness

BY DOMINIC GREEN

March 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 25

The Cleavers at home, ca. 1958

Domestic Tranquility

The family as incubator of well-being

BY EVE TUSHNET

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Clyde Alves, Tony Yazbeck, and Jay Armstrong Johnson in the current revival of ‘

The Song Is Ended

On the golden age of the American musical

BY TERRY TEACHOUT

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan

Virtue Rewarded

Including the virtue of keeping a straight face

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

March 2, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 24

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