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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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Brett Kavanaugh and the Politics of Memory

Nicholas Miriello on Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation: "those who’ve been privileged to forget will continue to outweigh those who’ve long been carrying the burden to remember."

Art Inside: Painted Windows

For her Art Inside series, Annie Buckley reflects on the Arts Facilitator Training, a program for incarcerated individuals to lead classes for their peers.

In Defense of Sierra Burgess

Despite criticisms, Marlena Trafas argues that “Sierra Burgess is a Loser” portrays deep truths about plus-size teenage insecurity.

Conversationalness: Talking to Ezra Klein

Andy Fitch interviews Ezra Klein, the editor-at-large and founder of Vox, and host of the podcast The Ezra Klein Show.

Athletic Activism: On Howard Bryant’s The Heritage

Beverly Glass reviews Howard Bryant's latest book, "The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism."

A Third Makes and Breaks: On May-Lan Tan’s New Collection

Megan Pietz reviews May-Lan Tan's "Things to Make and Break."