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‘The Murder of Lorenzino de’ Medici’ by Giuseppe Bezzuoli (1840)

Lorenzo the Mysterious

More than one way to see a Florentine drama.

BY JUDITH MARTIN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

On 45th Street, looking west from Broadway (1925)

Shuberts’ Symphony

No business like show business, especially on Broadway.

BY STEPHEN EIDE

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Standing: Alan Campbell, St. Clair McKelway, Russell Maloney, James Thurber Sitt

Their Golden Age

The invention of the New Yorker, in myth and memory.

BY DANNY HEITMAN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Tearing down the statue of King George III

A War of Words

Reading the arguments that led to rebellion.

BY EDWARD ACHORN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Former president John Tyler opens the peace convention (1861).

The Talking Cure

One last-ditch effort to avoid Civil War.

BY DAVID BAHR

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

A letter to Santa Claus

Dear Mr. Claus

What letters to the North Pole tell us about America.

BY RACHEL DICARLO CURRIE

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

WW2

Knowledge Can Kill

A diplomat’s dilemma on the eve of calamity.

BY ANDREW NAGORSKI

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

NEWSCOM

The Shadow Knows

A novel of wartime suspicion and suspense. by Jon L. Breen

BY JON L. BREEN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Portrait of Charles Darwin by George Richmond (1840)

Faith of Their Fathers

Religious conscience meets scientific mind.

BY WRAY HERBERT

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

The Old Course at St. Andrews

A Duffer’s Progress

No staying put when there’s putting to be done.

BY GEOFFREY NORMAN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Henry Kissinger, Jill St. John, Los Angeles (1970)

Oh, Henry!

Kissinger finds his chronicler.

BY SAM SCHULMAN

December 7, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 13

Levi Eshkol, Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House (1968)

Up, Down, and Around

A veteran diplomat reflects on Israel and America.

BY TEVI TROY

November 30, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 12

‘The Three Philosophers’ by Giorgione (ca. 1506-1510)

Imperial Vision

The centuries of art in the Habsburg realm.

BY PARKER BAUER

November 30, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 12

In New York, Herbert Aptheker, Tom Hayden, A. J. Muste, and Staughton Lynd discu

Herbert the Red

When Stalin called, Professor Aptheker answered.

BY HARVEY KLEHR

November 30, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 12

Saoirse Ronan

Her New Life

From Ireland to Brooklyn, in a minor key.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 30, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 12

John Horton Conway

Wizard of Princeton

The formula for one rare mathematician’s life.

BY DAVID GUASPARI

November 30, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 12

Anwar al-Awlaki and friend

Taking Careful Aim

The ironies of Obama’s drone warfare.

BY GABRIEL SCHOENFELD

November 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11

Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, John Slattery

Dark Victory

A scandal, a newspaper, an 'utterly riveting piece of entertainment.'

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11

‘The Death of Nelson’ (1807) by Arthur William Devis

Rule the Waves

A coterie of officers and British supremacy at sea.

BY JOSEPH F. CALLO

November 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11

Roberto Calasso (2011)

One Aryan Myth

An enigmatic tale of the prehistoric East.

BY DOMINIC GREEN

November 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11

Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Anthony Ramos

Founders’ Beat

The artistic implications of Alexander’s raptime band.

BY ADAM KEIPER and CAITRIN KEIPER

November 23, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 11

Daniel Brown

Within Earshot

The versatility of the poet's voice.

BY DAVID YEZZI

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

Sigmund Freud with his sons Ernst and Martin in the Austrian Army (1916)

The Central Fronts

A world war seen from the German-speaking side.

BY ANTHONY PALETTA

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

‘She-Goat’ (1950)

Picasso’s Avocation

The figures that altered the course of art history.

BY JAMES GARDNER

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

Cumberbatch

Speak the Speech

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the list of celebrated Hamlets.

BY DOMINIC GREEN

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

‘And When Did You Last See Your Father?’ by William Frederick Yeames (1878)

Learning from History

How do we know what we think we know?

BY JAMES M. BANNER JR.

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

E.F. Benson

Unsweet Dreams

In search of a decent ghost story? Consider E. F. Benson.

BY COLIN FLEMING

November 16, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 10

Breastfeeding enters its Maoist phase.

Mothers Know Best

Breastfeeding enters its Maoist phase.

BY CHARLOTTE ALLEN

November 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09

Falling for the con: a scene from ‘Truth’

A Critic’s Confession

In a lifetime of viewing, some things can’t be watched.

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

November 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09

Mary Brunton

Paths of Glory

The quest for (literary) immortality in 19th-century England.

BY SARA LODGE

November 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09

grads

Scholars and Politics

The AAUP’s devotion to freedom has its limits.

BY JONATHAN MARKS

November 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09

Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s Sixth Symphony

Maestro Meteor

The irresistible rise of Andris Nelsons.

BY PAUL A. CANTOR

November 9, 2015, Vol. 21, No. 09

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