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Joyce Carol Oates delivering her Robert B. Silvers Lecture, “Is the Uninspired Life Worth Living?" tonight at @nypl
Happy birthday, Hector Berlioz! Read Charles Rosen on the controversy over his reputation
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“Somehow this country has to reassert its historic repugnance at the use of torture,” Anthony Lewis wrote in 2008
CIA leadership refused to punish officer who literally killed a detainee during torture session.
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2002: @CIA torturers seek “formal declination of prosecution, in advance” for use of “more aggressive methods”
A billion here, a billion there, and in a decade, you have a train station (and luxury mall).
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"It is never too late for redemption" The Disgrace of Our Criminal Justice @nybooks #longreads
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Mark Strand once had an idea for a coin-operated gravestone, Charles Simic recalls
Alfred Kubin’s ‘Noah’s Ark: Landing’ (1911), an image “prophetic of our own lacerated planet”
Taking a Wrench to Reality: Julian Bell on Braque, Picasso, Léger, and Cubism’s big question
Jenny Uglow on #LateTurner at the @Tate: a “fittingly autumnal show”
Many saw J.M.W. Turner’s late work and wondered, Was his eyesight failing? Was he going mad?
Rembrandt’s Lucretia: “No one before had so vividly emphasized her sadness and isolation”
Andrew Butterfield on the @NationalGallery’s “exhilarating” show of late Rembrandt works
Statuette of Horus, “a god whom Egyptians and their Hellenic rulers could share”
A judge on the history and injustice of the plea bargain in America: (Jed S. Rakoff, @nybooks)
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Stuck for a costume? Some ideas here from Jack Kirby, The Hairy Who, and Destroy All Monsters
Margaret Sanger as Wonder Woman, on a diaphragm trampoline (drawing by David Levine, 1978)
Leo Rubinfien: At the Typhoon Shelter, Yaumatei, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 1980
An alternative history of postwar American art
Want a creepy, well-written Halloween read? Check out 'The Other,' available in the library:…
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