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Mart and marketing

September 21, 2020 12:35 pm

Martin Amis has written another autobiography — sort of


The eyes have it

September 21, 2020 11:47 am

Renaissance and Baroque Art: Selected Essays by Leo Steinberg reviewed


A river runs through it

September 21, 2020 11:00 am

Magdalena: River of Dreams by Wade Davis reviewed

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Letters from the politically homeless

September 21, 2020 9:03 am

Almost every Democrat voting for Trump has a story about being ostracized, shamed or losing a friend

Pompeo’s principles

September 18, 2020 6:14 pm

Talking policy, paradigms and turning Trump’s instincts into reality


A leaf from Verdi’s book

September 9, 2020 3:20 pm

Can radicchio take root in the Pacific Northwest?


I love Greece and the Greeks but they have destroyed Athens

September 9, 2020 2:54 pm

Much of this city is now one long cement block after another


City of the Sphinx

September 9, 2020 2:37 pm

Thebes: The Forgotten City of Ancient Greece by Paul Cartledge reviewed


We’re not going to take it — again

September 8, 2020 4:18 pm

How the Seventies are taking us back to their future


Waiting game: the NFL takes the COVID challenge

September 8, 2020 1:14 pm

The NFL is right to do everything in its power to start the season as planned

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Is Stephen Miller pursuing policy — or power?

September 8, 2020 11:54 am

‘He’s like Lady Macbeth. It’s someone who is so ravenous to get what they want, and instead they become a victim of their own insanity’

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Reflections of an outgoing President

September 7, 2020 10:06 am

From the desk of Donald J. Trump

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Insufferable San Francisco

September 7, 2020 9:38 am

Suburban rockers have ruined my city


We are living in an age of cultural climate change

September 6, 2020 12:42 pm

Without moral principles, freedom will not survive

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Our lady of hope

September 6, 2020 12:09 pm

Notre-Dame: The Soul of France by Agnès Poirier reviewed

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Pita Shack flashback

September 6, 2020 11:56 am

The bloody horrors that have waylaid Iraq since the 2003 invasion obliterate thoughts of its glorious past


Might ‘may’ kill ‘might’?

September 5, 2020 11:54 am

In recent years the distinction between may and might in the present tense has collapsed

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Jason Peters writes to entertain his friends and exasperate his enemies

September 5, 2020 11:43 am

No one who eats food or laughs at jokes should be without his new book


Know better

September 5, 2020 11:17 am

The Polymath: A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag by Peter Burke reviewed


The return of the Blob

September 4, 2020 1:41 pm

It will mean the return of competence in government — and a sense of dynamism too

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Eye on the pies: food in the age of ‘cultural appropriation’

September 4, 2020 11:34 am

Am I, a not-Chinese person, allowed to make sesame buns?


The future of populist conservatism

September 4, 2020 11:15 am

The anti-liberal opposition will continue to be demotic and anti-theoretic, impatient with and scornful of ideas, in public life especially

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Liberty and death: Jacob Lawrence’s struggle for freedom

September 3, 2020 3:12 pm

His tale is not a ‘let’s hold hands and sing for liberty’ triumph. It’s a violent, gritty and gruesome affair


Bubbles in paradise

September 3, 2020 11:37 am

On Churchill’s favorite fizz


Count your chickens

September 2, 2020 6:55 pm

Life on a funny farm