When Sheryl Sandberg’s husband unexpectedly died while on a trip to Mexico, her world turned upside down.
Africa today seems like one, giant nightmare. The enormous continent, which easily dwarfs the United States, is currently in the grips of several regional conflicts.
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Cass Sunstein’s latest, #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media, is a broad overview of the ways that social media is affecting the health and vitality of contemporary Amer
Andreas Kluth tells us that Plutarch, who lived from 46 CE to 120 CE, is widely acclaimed as the father of biography.
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“a fascinating, stirring, and well-researched tale with insights into the thinking and lives of flawed people.”
A reasonable argument can be made that some of the unrest in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York City, and Baltimore in response to the deaths of young black men at the hands of law enforcement, nurtured
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James Forman Jr.’s new book tells an all-too-hidden and tragic part of the story of the rise of the racist mass incarceration state in the United States.
It is a well-known adage that cookbooks written by renowned chefs are best enjoyed in an armchair far from the kitchen lest the home cook end up in a pool of tears when trying to execute one of its
In a recent interview, Professor Allan Lichtman—who has successfully predicted the outcome of presidential elections since 1982—said America’s founding fathers “believed that impeachment was a crit
Jonathan Templin Ritter writes Stilwell and Mountbatten in Burma focusing on the collaboration of two extraordinary men who, “grew up an ocean apart, were thrown together by the fortunes o
“Every wall is a door.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
A great dilemma faced by any cookbook author when writing about a foreign cuisine is how deeply to connect the recipes with the gastronomy of the place written about.
Although this book’s title seems to indicate that this is the end-all, the definitive and comprehensive Greek cookbook still awaits its author/researcher.
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What are the forces at play behind the referendum for Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, the rise of political extremism and polarization, and the outbursts of violence we see in the world today
One of the pleasant interludes in the Cold War was the ecstatic reception that Van Cliburn received at Moscow’s first-ever Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in 1958.
Attributed to President Harry Truman, and perhaps paraphrased here, is the expression that “the only thing new is the history you don’t know.” In this case, there is considerable truth here.
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Of Dogs and Other People: The Art of Roy De Forest does a wonderful job of presenting both the person of Roy De Forest and the artwork he created.
Famed 18th century jurist William Blackstone once said, "It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." Theoretically, this is a bedrock principle of American criminal