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From the smartest man in America about the saddest state of affairs.…
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“The Next Generation’s Human Rights Challenges”: video from yesterday’s event at @GeorgetownLaw
A panel on the future of human rights, with Stephen Breyer, Jeffrey Jowell, Margaret H. Marshall, and David Cole
For the cult of its opponents, hating Obamacare is now a “religious commitment,” writes Garry Wills.
Charles Mingus was born on this day in 1922. He was once fired for chasing a trombonist across the stage with an axe.
“He should never have granted the Nazis this triumph,” Thomas Mann wrote to a friend about Stefan Zweig’s suicide.
In 1942, Stefan Zweig, world renowned for his writing, killed himself in Brazil. Why was exile so intolerable to him?
Walter Kirn’s ‘Blood Will Out’ is a tale of a con man—but who’s being conned? Maybe the reader, says @NathanielRich:
Events this week: Stephen Greenblatt, the art of the real, and the most famous rock star you’ve never heard of
Lenin was born on this day in 1870. Vladimir Sorokin considers the enduring “Soviet mentality” in Russia today:
Which writer “decided at an early age that his writing had to take precedence over his relations with real people”?
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Exploring the experimental new film about a Himalayan cable-car journey, Manakamana: via @nybooks
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"Writing and teaching in academic study of religion should never depend upon the faith of the writer or teacher." #PT
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Doniger: It’s hard to imagine how you could write about a subject as sensitive as religion without outraging someone.…
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My interview with Justice Stevens: Citizens United a "giant step in the wrong direction"
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He wanted “to give the mundane its beautiful due.” Hermione Lee on the life and writing of John Updike:
"The Soviet Union collapsed, but ideologically it survives in the hearts of millions of Homo sovieticus." #longreads
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Arguing Over Jesus: Easter reading from the Review’s archives
Important #longreads by Wendy Doniger about the danger that religious ideologues may have on academic freedom
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Last chance to see the last works of Antonio Canova, the most celebrated artist in Europe in the early 19th century
“Artificial intelligence is hardly a reality, but it’s no longer an oxymoron.” @JamesGleick on disembodied selves:
Vladimir Sirokin, Russia's finest contemporary novelist, on his country and its past…
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Mind is universal, and all around us. An exhilarating take on life!
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J. Hoberman reviews Manakamana, a “hypnotic and serene” motion picture from the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard