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Kurt Andersen’s ‘Fantasyland’ Got Me All Worked Up

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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...

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

With “Vacationland,” Comic Liar John Hodgman Spills Truth

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

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

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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

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

5 Ways the Arts Show Us How to Hold Political Grudges

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

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

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

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

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

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Dramaturg Ilana M. Brownstein

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

For Medieval Scholars, “Game of Thrones” is Bittersweet

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

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

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

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

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

Sarah Gubbins Kindles a Dramedy of Desire with “I Love Dick”

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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

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

The De Wolfe Questionnaire: Jennifer Stahl, Dance Magazine

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

Dominic Dromgoole Goes “Globe”-trotting with Hamlet

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

CFR Podcast Roundtable: Why We Need Books

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

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Caitlin Strokosch

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The CEO of NPN/VAN talks about activists and artists, places by water and cellos.

The de Wolfe Questionnaire: Mara Walker

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The Chief Operating Officer of Americans for the Arts on theater, courage and her family.

Gender Parity Is a Hot Topic Elsewhere, Too

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An end-of-year round up of interesting gender parity stories around the web.
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Herman Cain (and Republicans Unable)

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And then there was Jerry Falwell, Jr., with his open pants, evangelical FUPA and his hands veering into prime side-boob territory with -- hey, doesn't she have a name?