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Cathleen Schine on Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of dioramas, and what happens in the dark j.mp/1voBB6n pic.twitter.com/9MfgJL6jDo
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Michael Greenberg on Peter Brook’s The Valley of Astonishment at @TheatreforaNewA j.mp/1njyTyR
Astute analysis of current Mideast situation in guise of book review: The Pillars of Arab Despotism by @robertfworth nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Essential election reading: Darryl Pinckney’s new book, ‘Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy’ j.mp/1rktecL
Among the plant hunters: who knew botanical artists were so fascinating? From the NYRB. nybooks.com/blogs/gallery/…
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The “inkblot” strategy for reducing violence in Syria: local truces that can combine into larger areas of stability j.mp/ZfZK4m
Well, here we are: I ranked all of the Martin Scorsese movies. ALL OF THEM. wp.me/p2Xrlp-20DJ via @flavorwire
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Toward a more realistic policy goal in #Syria: Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson’s cease-fire-based plan j.mp/1yu3VJ3
Darwin never considered himself a genius. “I have no great quickness of apprehension or wit,” he said j.mp/1ufc7GP
Greek poets, storytellers, and mythographers attached tales of unhappy love to the glorious flowers around them. j.mp/1Cci9g4
In 2010, more than half of federal prison inmates were drug offenders. Christopher Jencks on our failed crime policy: j.mp/1uiZY7q
A good catfish story by the late Alastair Reid j.mp/1Corwti
How old is too old in opera? Soprano Magda Olivero gave her last public performance when she was 99 j.mp/1CieLAq
"Young people may have made the revolutions of 2011, but they also played a large part in the violence and mayhem that followed." #pt
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The soprano Magda Olivero had a incredible 76-year career. Martin Filler remembers hearing her in Tosca at the Met j.mp/1CieLAq
“These deeply melancholy movies are beautiful objects of contemplation.” J. Hoberman on the films of Hou Hsiao-hsien: j.mp/1p4m5aI
What’s behind the harsh jail sentence for #IlhamTohti? Beijing wants to eliminate moderate Uighurs, says Wang Lixiong j.mp/XXoH3h
Botanical drawings from the 16th to the 20th centuries j.mp/1Cci9g4 pic.twitter.com/QYombv9Sls
Seneca: an exemplar of Stoic virtue amid the corruption of imperial Rome, or a dissembler and hypocrite? Maybe both. j.mp/1Cci77U
Christopher Jencks on punitive policing, rising incarceration, and employer prejudice against black job applicants j.mp/1uiZY7q
How Stoical Was Seneca? There is something elusive, even a whiff of “spin,” about him, writes @wmarybeard j.mp/1Cci77U
“Governments don’t just make mistakes; they sometimes set out deliberately to mislead us.” The problem with nudging: j.mp/XNaipM
#IlhamTohti, a moderate opposed to Xinjiang independence, has been sentenced to life in prison j.mp/XXoH3h pic.twitter.com/4TRSjFYfee
“It seems that their purpose is to destroy the ability of civil society to exist.” @tengbiao on #IlhamTohti’s arrest j.mp/XXoH3h
Scotland may have voted No, but the genie is now out of the bottle. Jonathan @Freedland on the complications ahead: j.mp/1C6zsiB
Very moving to see Chinese intellectuals, dissidents speaking out for Ilham Tohti in interviews w/ @iandenisjohnson: nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/…
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Bill McKibben writes about #PeoplesClimate March: "Movements work by making the status quo impossibly uncomfortable” nyr.kr/1x2qV07
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“As exhilarating a theatrical experience as I have ever had”—Caroline Moorehead on Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies j.mp/1ue7QXC
Uighur activist Ilham Tohti, accused by Beijing of “separatism,” will be sentenced this week. It’s a strange case. j.mp/XXoH3h
Opera at the Gowanus Ballroom, featuring @JoyceDiDonato and @LoftOpera j.mp/1poFVfS
"Wonder Boys?" Understanding genius: long.fm/1AZPs3D (by Tamsin Shaw, @nybooks)
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In “nudge-world,” every decision is manipulated to achieve a desirable outcome. Is this how we want to live? j.mp/XNaipM
Ahmed Rashid brings Leonard Cohen’s music with him everywhere, even during a stint with the Taliban j.mp/TLJJdl
“Do we really need another biography of Coco Chanel? Actually, yes, we do,” writes Anka Muhlstein j.mp/Xx5Qv6
Milan Kundera: “The truth can only be reached by a dialogue of free opinions enjoying equal rights.” #BannedBooksWeek j.mp/1u9gTp9
The greatest Chinese-language filmmaker, Hou Hsiao-hsien, is getting huge retrospective in the West. @nybooks. ow.ly/BKqvj
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Come visit us this Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Brooklyn Book Festival from 10–6 at booths 428–429 @BKBF tmblr.co/ZsJMVx1RBB1iB
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Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame? by Bill McKibben (June 2014) j.mp/1pgvilG
Super-smart, super-depressing piece by @NathanThrall on the peace process' eternal return nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Another excellent dispatch from Donetsk by @timjudah1 "The war is both between states and also a civil war." nybooks.com/articles/archi… @nybooks
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J. Hoberman on Hou Hsiao-hsien j.mp/1p4m5aI
This weekend: @BKBF! On Sunday, Darryl Pinckney, @AriBerman, and F. Michael Higginbotham discuss black voting rights j.mp/1wxcMVF
In Sloviansk city hall, a suggestion box is filled with notes of people denouncing their neighbors. #Ukraine j.mp/1AV3aET
In our philosophy issue: Jeremy Waldron, Tamsin Shaw, John Searle, Alan Ryan, Thomas Nagel, Peter Gordon, Mary Beard j.mp/1r7TaWr
Blackbeard "was accustomed to twist his beard with ribbons, in small tails...and turn them about his ears." pic.twitter.com/4YojdYo1KJ
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One for French Revolution specialists, and connoisseurs of misplaced indignation: nybooks.com/articles/archi…
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Robert Darnton on viewing censorship holistically, as a system which reaches into “the hidden workings of the soul” j.mp/1u9gTp9