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Santa in Nanjing (2012)

The China Effect

Please understand you’ll be misunderstood

BY ABIGAIL LAVIN

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

John Cho, Karen Gillan

Accustomed to Interface

‘Pygmalion’ finds its way to social media

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

Mark Strand

Poet of Understatement

Mark Strand, 1934-2014

BY ELI LEHRER

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

‘The Repentant Saint Peter’ (ca. 1600)

God and the Artist

The vision of El Greco as seen in Washington

BY EVE TUSHNET

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

‘Pierrot’ by Antoine Watteau (ca. 1718)

Philosophy in a Clown Suit

An unexpected key to understanding culture

BY PAUL A. CANTOR

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

Everything old—even the ‘morbidness’—is new again

The Children’s Hour

Everything old—even the ‘morbidness’—is new again

BY ELIZABETH POWERS

December 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 15

The writer as celebrity, and vice versa

Stormin’ Norman

The writer as celebrity, and vice versa

BY WILLIAM H. PRITCHARD

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

‘Portrait of Dr. Erwin von Graff’ (1910)

Schiele’s Faces

Portraits by the artist of the inner self

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

‘Listening to the sermon in a Church of England church’ by T. H. Jones

Here the Word

The English sermon as theology and social history

BY EDWARD SHORT

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

Wrestlers and Brothers

A weird, tragic, compelling tale tainted by politics

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

‘The relief of the Light Brigade’ by Richard Caton Woodville

Into the Valley

The stories behind the legend of the charge of the Light Brigade

BY ANDRE VAN LOON

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

P. D. James, 1920-2014.

Mistress of Murder

P. D. James, 1920-2014

BY JON L. BREEN

December 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14

The Gunpowder Plot conspirators

Old-Time Religion

The perilous lives of Elizabethan Catholics

BY J. J. SCARISBRICK

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Academic politics, epistolary style.

Highly Recommended

Academic politics, epistolary style

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Abraham

Uncommon Ancestor

The use and abuse of Abraham

BY BENJAMIN BALINT

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Bob Hope 1938

Hope and Glory

A century commanding the show business heights

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on the march

Political Care Package

Modern liberalism as a set of emotions

BY KYLE PETERSON

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Constitution

American Blueprint

The United States and its Constitution, one and inseparable

BY TERRY EASTLAND

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Philippe de Montebello

A Visual Dialogue

What connoisseurs talk about when they talk among themselves

BY JAMES GARDNER

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Corbis

Comète Française

A British portrait of France’s hero

BY DOMINIC GREEN

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’ (2012)

The Reacher File

Lee Child’s creation, in the great tradition

BY JON L. BREEN

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Harold Lloyd (center) in ‘Girl Shy’ (1924)

The Laughs on Us

What used to make Americans smile, and still does

BY PETER TONGUETTE

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

'General Washington Resigning His Commission’ by John Trumbull (1817)

The Transition Years

How, and why, George Washington stepped back onstage

BY ALEC D. ROGERS

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

St. Patrick

Outer Borough Tales

Man hands on misery to man in Queens

BY DAVID SKINNER

December 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Suffragette in the diary of Reginald Marsh (1912)

Brush to Pen

The daily, sometimes hourly, thoughts of artists

BY TARA BARNETT

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Bust of Alexander the Great, St. Petersburg

Happy Warriors

The burden of command, lightly borne, in the classical world

BY J. E. LENDON

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Matthew Arnold, circa 1877

Culture’s Champion

On rereading ‘Culture and Anarchy.’

BY GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Toby, Matthew Gilbert

Canine Therapy

On the dog as a catalyst among humans

BY SOPHIE FLACK

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

The temptation is to laugh at Bruce Springsteen and his admirers

Born to Rant

The temptation is to laugh at Bruce Springsteen and his admirers

BY RYAN L. COLE

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Getty

Her Fifteen Minutes

The truncated, self-destructive history of Valerie Solanas

BY CHARLOTTE ALLEN

December 1, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 12

Winston Churchill as prime minister (1945)

Winston Is Back

A smart, funny, timely tribute to the Great Man

BY PHILIP TERZIAN

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

The sacred and profane meet in Springfield

An Animated God

The sacred and profane meet in Springfield

BY DANIEL ROSS GOODMAN

November 24, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 11

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