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Renovating the House (and Senate…)

"One thing that sent Christine Blasey Ford to therapy in 2012 was a marital disagreement about a house renovation," writes Bonnie Honig.

A Reactionary Renaming: Stanford and English Language Politics

Stanford's recent decision to remove monuments of Spanish missionary Junipero Serra ignores the Hispanic legacy in United States history.

What’s Funny in A Farewell to Arms

Verna Kale writes on the under-appreciated comedy of Hemingway's classic, "A Farewell to Arms."

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Reflections on Silk Roads: An Interview with Peter Frankopan

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom Oxford historian Peter Frankopan’s much-praised book The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, first published …

Balm and the Captured Castle: Dodie Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and the Literature of Faith

By Ellie Wymard Before a friend urged me to read I Capture the Castle, J.K.Rowling had called its protagonist “one …

Koreans in Strange Lands: The History- and Culture-Saturated Fiction of Jo Jung-Rae

By Charles Montgomery One month ago, in this space, I discussed Jo Jung-Rae’s How in Heaven’s Name, a historical novel …

Standing with Standing Rock: The Story Beneath the Stories

The following article is the first in a five-part series about the movement at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The …

March Horoscopes

By Ichrak Dahou This month begins with a vibrant and electric energy that could bring about a quick development, an …

Asking for a Friend: Get Me Off the Nice List!

Dear Olive, Why the hell do I manage to be nice ALL THE TIME (in caps, meaning I’m mad) to …