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A new report paints a devastating portrait of the current state of college education.
The great famine before China's Cultural Revolution killed millions. Yang Jisheng took it upon himself to make sure the world knew about it.
by Charles Hill
He was an eighteenth-century Irish statesman, but Edmund Burke still has plenty to say today.
Reinhold Niebuhr was a public intellectual and a theologian who still has a deep influence on both the right and the left.
by Paul Dean
Shakespeare's actors brought his plays to life, but what kind of relationship did he have with them?
Rome was a magical place for Eleanor Clark, who shares her connection with the city in Rome and a Villa.
by Stefan Beck
Reviews of Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho, Fight Song by Joshua Mohr, The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte, and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.
by Laura Jacobs
A look back on Le Sacre du printemps on the centenary of Stravinsky's famous ballet.
Coverage of Macbeth, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Hands on a Hardbody.
by Karen Wilkin
On “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
On "Man Ray: Portraits” at the National Portrait Gallery, London.
by Mario Naves
On "The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913” at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
by James Panero
On “Dana Gordon & John Mendelsohn: New Paintings” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, “Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets” at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, “Fedele Spadafora: New Paintings” at Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, and “John Dubrow: Recent Work” at Lori Bookstein Fine Art.
On recent performances, including Stephanie Blythe, Francesca da Rimini, the New York Philharmonic, the Artemis Quartet, Sol Gabetta, the Škampa Quartet, and more.
by James Bowman
The fallout from Britain's phone-hacking scandal has now led to government regulation of the media and an ominous future for free speech in the West.
on Saving Justice: Watergate, the Saturday Night Massacre, and Other Adventures of a Solicitor General by Robert H. Bork
by Ben Downing
on Distant Intimacy: A Friendship in the Age of the Internet by Mr. Frederic Raphael
on Literary Names: Personal Names in English Literature by Alastair Fowler
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