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Following the elephants to victory in Burma

Agony and Ivory

Following the elephants to victory in Burma

BY TEMMA EHRENFELD

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

‘Lord’ Buckley (1906-1960), purveyor of hipster slang, on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

Whatever You Say

What is slang, and where does it come from?

BY SARA LODGE

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

View of the Parthenon from the Acropolis Museum

A Classical View

The Parthenon marbles at home in the world

BY PAULA DEITZ

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Sigrid Rausing

Baltic Dawn

Some things change, and more things stay the same.

BY ANDREW STUTTAFORD

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Art is born in the experience of loss

Cold Fusion

Art is born in the experience of loss

BY JULIANNE DUDLEY

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico (2014)

The Hispanic Challenge

Is there a formula for Republican success with Latino voters?

BY JAY COST

November 10, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 09

Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

A Finishing Canter

Doctor Gawande’s practical prescriptions

BY EDWIN M. YODER JR.

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

'The Death of Seneca’ (1871) by Manuel Domínguez Sánchez

Calm Before Storm

The self-delusion of Seneca’s service to tyranny

BY DANIEL LEE

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

‘Pulling Down the Statue of King George III, New York’ (ca. 1852) by Johannes Oe

Let George Do It

A royal road to American independence?

BY JACK N. RAKOVE

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Their Children's Hour

Their Children’s Hour

The unbearable lightness of Ronan Farrow and friends

BY JUDY BACHRACH

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Steven Pinker

Craft Warning

Classic style for the modern temperament

BY DAVID SKINNER

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

My Dinner with Riggan

I’m OK, you’re OK, and you’re entitled to your opinion

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 3, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 08

Charlie Chaplin, Oona O’Neill in Hollywood (1944)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh

The very long life of cinema’s first superstar

BY ELIZABETH POWERS

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

Miles Teller

Bird Lives Again

The pursuit of excellence makes a great movie

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

Michel de Montaigne

The Inner Light

What Shakespeare saw in Montaigne’s reflections

BY DANNY HEITMAN

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

The Marquis Lafayette Reconsidered

Lafayette Squared

Portrait of the hero in two revolutions

BY HENRIK BERING

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

What, if anything, can be done to save the family?

Our Endangered Species

What, if anything, can be done to save the family?

BY JONATHAN V. LAST

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

The tart, sweet, comprehending vision  of Richard Greene

Eye of the Beholder

The tart, sweet, comprehending vision of Richard Greene

BY EDWARD SHORT

October 27, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 07

Mark Zuckerberg rings the NASDAQ opening bell (2012).

Contrary to Success

The art and science of entrepreneurship

BY JIM MANZI

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

Herodotus in Vienna

Father of History

Herodotus and the human dimension in the past

BY JOSEPH EPSTEIN

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

‘A Stalinesque pile that looms over  the great mosque and the Kaaba’

Sacred or Scarred?

The fate of Mecca in the hands of the Wahhabis

BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

Ben Affleck: ‘It’s easy to forget what a subtle actor he can be.’

Who Done What

Feckless men, reckless women, flawed casting

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

General mess on the George H. W. Bush (2014)

Fog Minus Grog

A bilious Briton on board the Bush

BY PETER TONGUETTE

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

Healy house, Minneapolis

Rehab that Works

From extinction to distinction on HGTV

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

October 20, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 06

The Harvard backfield (1932)

Football as Metaphor

Winning and losing, and whether to play the game

BY MICHAEL NELSON

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Leaving the final session at Reykjavik (1986)

An Icy Summit

Reagan, Gorbachev, and the beginning of the end of the Evil Empire

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Dwight D. Eisenhower, Clare Boothe Luce (1955)

Brains, Beauty, Brass

The second act in the drama of Clare Boothe Luce

BY AMY HENDERSON

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Cher and colleagues (2014)

Hello, I Must Be Going

The not-so-fine art of extenuated exits

BY THOMAS VINCIGUERRA

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Ian McEwan

Faith on Trial

Exploring moral dilemmas on the good ship McEwan

BY GRAHAM HILLARD

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

Liam Neeson

Men at Work

When the going gets tough, these two get going

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

October 13, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 05

On the Auto Train from Virginia to Florida (1998)

Back on Track

Why railroads remain the lifeline of the nation

BY ANTHONY PALETTA

October 6, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 04

A Formalist focuses on everyday life.

Pictures into Words

A Formalist focuses on everyday life

BY JAMES MATTHEW WILSON

October 6, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 04

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