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How We Evaluate Our Current Circumstances: Talking to Steven Pinker

Andy Fitch interviews Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology at Harvard and author of "Enlightenment Now."

It is Pleasant to Know Things: In Memory of Jonathan Gold

Laurie Winer remembers long lunches with Jonathan Gold.

“Sneakerheads” at Canter’s Deli: Uttering the G-word on Fairfax

Fairfax Avenue's culture has transformed from a Jewish enclave to a hypebeast's dream, and maybe that's okay.

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A Traveler’s Video of Seoul Astonishes, while Official Promotion of Korea Embarrasses

A video that recently hit the internet may well turn out to be the year’s most effective piece of Korea-promotion …

Jami Attenberg’s #1000WordsofSummer Turned a Corner of the Internet into a Supportive Literary Community

Amy Carleton describes how Jami Attenberg created a positive online community with #1000WordsofSummer.

Authoritarians Don’t Cancel Elections Anymore: Talking to David Frum

Andy Fitch discusses "Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic" with David Frum.

Adam Tooze’s Crashed: From the Global Financial Crisis to Know-Nothing Nativism

Jonathan Kirshner reviews "Crashed," a "sprawling, ambitious, undisciplined, and often deeply insightful book" by Adam Tooze.

Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country: Undine Spragg is the Female Donald Trump

A look at Edith Wharton's "The Custom of the Country" reveals how the main character, Undine Spragg, bares a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.

The Comic Frame of Sławomir Mrożek: Or, How to Tell if You Live in a Totalitarian Country

A look into Polish writer Sławomir Mrożek's black humor illustrates how comedy and laughter challenge totalitarian rule.

Resister in Sanctuary: We Won’t Go

Louise Steinman on "WE WON’T GO: The L.A. Resistance, Vietnam and the Draft," at the Central Library’s Getty Gallery until August 19.