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“Fail-Safe”: Remember When Nukes Weren’t a Punch Line?

Why aren't we worrying about the bomb?

Prison Bitches! Electric Ladies! Women Who Rule the Earth!

We'd have no Harvey Weinstein because some electro-lady would turn him into a pile of ash.

South Korean Novelist Plays America (Nods to Camus and Homer)

Eventually, J.M. Lee may or may not write the Great South Korean Novel.

Kurt Andersen’s “Fantasyland” Got Me All Worked Up

In "Fantasyland," Americans are fundamentally kooky believers in anything; sometimes for the good, sometimes not.

2017 Politics Got You Down? Let William Dean Howells Be Your...

Nationalistic rhetoric, fear of immigrants, police killings of citizens? How the Haymarket case reflects 2017 politics.

With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

The onetime "Daily Show" player turns serious in a new collection of personal essays.

A Marathon, Not a Sprint: John Pollono’s “Stronger” Journey

Four and a half years ago, Boston was under siege when unknown assailants detonated two homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston...

Sarah Goldhagen: How Built Forms Form Us

Goldhagen discusses the science of architecture's powerful effects on human beings.

5 Ways the Arts Show Us How to Hold Political Grudges

Holding political grudges against those a-holes in DC is your duty.

How Did “GoT” Get So Damned Popular? A Fan Explains.

The show abounds in families. Be it toxic or supportive, we all have them.

“After Andy”: When a Former London “It” Girl Went Warhol

In her memoir, Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni also tells tales of Pinter, Jagger and Lagerfeld.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein

"Citizenship and civic engagement are inextricable from the art I make."

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

GoT has drawn new interest to medieval times while also furthering misconceptions.

3 Movements That Prove There is a Demand for More Diverse...

In recent years, there has been a call for more diverse characters in novels.

Summer Read: Hot-Blooded Saga of a New York Immigrant

Anna Fishbeyn's brash and impressive debut novel queries, "What price assimilation?"

► Sarah Gubbins Kindles a Dramedy of Desire with “I Love...

In this podcast, Sarah Gubbins discusses her bold new Amazon series "I Love Dick."

At JFK’s Centenary, Historian Steven Watts Views a Mixed Legacy

"JFK and the Masculine Mystique" looks at how extreme male energy branded the early 1960s.

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

The Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine on authors, family and changing to running shoes.

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

A new book describes the mission to perform "Hamlet" in every country on earth.

► CFR Podcast Roundtable: Why We Need Books

A podcast with CFR writers on what we read, how we read and why books matter.
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