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That Bit of Philosophy in All of Us: Talking to Tushar Irani

Andy Fitch interviews Tushar Irani, author of "Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus."

My Favorite Romance Novels of 2018

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’s romance novel-writing past came as a surprise to many people. But not to romance readers. …

A Letter to Alfonso Cuarón from Srećko Horvat

Srećko Horvat writes an admiring letter to Alfonso Cuarón, writer and director of the film "Roma."

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UTLA Strike Exposes the Heart of California’s Inequality Problem

John W. W. Zeiser and Mansoor Khan discuss the history of Prop 13, and its implications on the current UTLA strike.

The Closing Argument

Douglas A. Kysar contributes to the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narratives of Climate Change” conference.

Bruise

Call the bruise the contusion of one world onto another. I only saw the bruise the morning after I was …

Climate Debates: On Data and Denial

Peter Gleick for the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “Fire & Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change” conference.

It’s About Time

Peggy Weil contributes to the Provocations series, in conjunction with UCI’s “Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narratives of Climate Change” conference.

Pop Mythos Meets Terrorism in Vox Lux

Natalia Winkelman assesses the role of violence in pop stardom in Brady Corbet's "Vox Lux."

Ian Rankin, By the Album

In the style of the New York Times "By the Book" series, Jeffrey Wasserstrom questions Ian Rankin about his varied musical tastes.