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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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Asking for a Friend: I Can’t Look Away from the News Feed

Dear Olive,  I have become obsessed with the news. I was addicted to the scroll before, but with this new …

Between the History of Zimbabwe and the Future of America

By Nathan Deuel We fell to our knees, high above a gorge, at an under-visited safari lodge beside one of …

How to Be a Good Communist

By Austin Dean Last summer, a bookstore in the Shanghai Pudong Airport listed an unlikely bestseller: To be Turned into …

On “Traditional Ecological Knowledge” for the 21st Century

By Jon Christensen There are different stories to be told about our relationship with nature, different understandings, different knowledge, still. …

What Happens When Young Adult Protagonists Grow Up?

By Jane Mendle Anne of Green Gables makes a terrible adult. Whimsical, imaginative, and open-hearted as a young girl, the …

The (Un)Draped Woman: Contemporary Iranian Art and New Self-Portraits

By Austin Park The (Un)Draped Woman is the third in a series of pop-up shows organized by Roshi Rahnama and Advocartsy, …

Unlocking Arabic: the Art and Poetry of Etel Adnan

If you type Etel Adnan’s name into Google — in Arabic or English or French — you won’t find a …