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"As soon as the fight started, Allen Ginsberg went down on his knees & began chanting some Buddhist prayer for peace nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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The time Charles Simic went to a poetry conference and a brawl broke out j.mp/1lFH5YQ
“The best preservative for unreason is to make a religion of it.” Garry Wills on the hatred for Obamacare: j.mp/PqWMUA
“I am a man who prizes nothing more highly than peace and quiet,” wrote Stefan Zweig. He was not to have it. j.mp/1muVqo2
From the smartest man in America about the saddest state of affairs. nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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“The Next Generation’s Human Rights Challenges”: video from yesterday’s event at @GeorgetownLaw j.mp/1mvGsy7
A panel on the future of human rights, with Stephen Breyer, Jeffrey Jowell, Margaret H. Marshall, and David Cole j.mp/1mvFKRl
For the cult of its opponents, hating Obamacare is now a “religious commitment,” writes Garry Wills. j.mp/PqWMUA
Charles Mingus was born on this day in 1922. He was once fired for chasing a trombonist across the stage with an axe. j.mp/14QJCDw
“He should never have granted the Nazis this triumph,” Thomas Mann wrote to a friend about Stefan Zweig’s suicide. j.mp/1muVqo2
In 1942, Stefan Zweig, world renowned for his writing, killed himself in Brazil. Why was exile so intolerable to him? j.mp/1muVqo2
Walter Kirn’s ‘Blood Will Out’ is a tale of a con man—but who’s being conned? Maybe the reader, says @NathanielRich: j.mp/1i8WrN9
Events this week: Stephen Greenblatt, the art of the real, and the most famous rock star you’ve never heard of j.mp/M9PCks
Lenin was born on this day in 1870. Vladimir Sorokin considers the enduring “Soviet mentality” in Russia today: j.mp/1qQhgEv
Which writer “decided at an early age that his writing had to take precedence over his relations with real people”? ow.ly/vZAei
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Exploring the experimental new film about a Himalayan cable-car journey, Manakamana: bbc.in/1luIVaC 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." ow.ly/w03nt #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. nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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My interview with Justice Stevens: Citizens United a "giant step in the wrong direction" nyti.ms/1lttKOP
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He wanted “to give the mundane its beautiful due.” Hermione Lee on the life and writing of John Updike: j.mp/PnfKeR
"The Soviet Union collapsed, but ideologically it survives in the hearts of millions of Homo sovieticus." lgrd.co/1fgccC8 #longreads
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Arguing Over Jesus: Easter reading from the Review’s archives j.mp/191qyVu
Important #longreads by Wendy Doniger about the danger that religious ideologues may have on academic freedom buff.ly/1gK7cGd
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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 j.mp/1jkdLRL