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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.

Wounds in Time: Why We Need Rothko More Than Ever

Brad Evans on the prescience of Mark Rothko’s work, which “opens up wounds in time.”

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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The Subtle Brilliance of Mr. Donkey

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A Beacon of Sanity in Our Age of Polarity: On Contemporary Sufism and the Works of Idries Shah

By John Zada With the Internet and social media offering everyone an instant voice and platform, it sometimes feels as …

Willy Loman in Tehran: Asghar Farhadi and the Death of the American Dream

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Dancing with Science: Collaborating for Vocational Activism and Effective Citizenry

By Amy M. Wilkinson On a recent icy morning, a group of fourth-graders from Peirce Elementary International Studies School arrived …

Best of February

Dearest supporters, readers, and friends: Ah, February — the tiniest month that packs the mightiest punch. This month, everyone in …

The “Civilized” World Looked On and Did Nothing

I grew up believing that American democracy was the corrective to the fascist virus that overtook Germany in the 1930s, …

The Language Behind a (Short) Brutal Affair: An Interview with Translator Stefan Tobler

By Stephanie LaCava One of two published long-form works by Brazilian writer Raduan Nassar, A Cup of Rage is a …