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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

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

Healy house, Minneapolis

Rehab that Works

From extinction to distinction on HGTV

BY ABBY W. SCHACHTER

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

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

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

Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Adam Driver

Shock and Aww

Too many touching moments for comfort

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

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

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

George V and Queen Mary  at the Delhi Durbar (1911)

Anglospheremonger

The triumphs and tribulations of the English-speaking peoples

BY JAY WEISER

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

Kevin Dzuban

Ancient to Modern

The Loeb Classical Library goes digital

BY SUSAN KRISTOL

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

Mr. Darcy in Lyme Park, Manchester (2013)

See Jane Write

The timeless appeal of Austenmania

BY JUDITH AYERS

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

A Hong Kong protest on behalf of Liu Xiaobo (2010)

On the Beijing Express

What are we talking about when we talk about China?

BY MARTHA BAYLES

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

Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011)

A Place in the Sun

The very slow progress toward a permanent retreat

BY DOMINIC GREEN

September 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

Automation Nation

Automation Nation

When it comes to error, machines are only human.

BY MARK BAUERLEIN

September 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

James Gandolfini, Tom Hardy

Badfellas

Apparently, the criminal life has its downside

BY JOHN PODHORETZ

September 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

Shtetl marketplace, Galicia (ca. 1910)

Go East, Young Man

Jewish studies takes a new look at the Old World

BY SUSANNE KLINGENSTEIN

September 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

Judy Bachrach

Journey’s End?

Visions of life from encounters with death

BY EDWARD SHORT

September 29, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 03

‘New Hoover Convertibles’ (1981-87)

Eager to Please

Jeff Koons and the kitchen-sink approach to art

BY JAMES GARDNER

September 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

‘The Raft of the Medusa’ by Théodore Géricault (1819)

The Misery Index

Why aren’t we doing more to relieve pain?

BY WRAY HERBERT

September 22, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 02

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