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The Pentagon’s Outsized Part in the Climate Fight
The Pentagon can play an outsized part in the climate fight—but only in part by cutting the amount of energy it uses.
June 27, 2019
‘Some Suburb of Hell’: America’s New Concentration Camp System
A process of normalization, when a bad camp becomes much more dangerous, is not unusual. Today’s border camps are a crueler reflection of long-term policies.
June 21, 2019
‘Gone Like a Meteor’: Epitaph for the Lost Youth of the Biafran War
The Biafran War, otherwise known as the Nigerian Civil War, lasted from July 6, 1967, until January 15, 1970, during which time an entire generation was wrenched from the future. My uncle was part of that generation.
May 30, 2019
The Queen and the Camera
A new exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum brings to light Queen Victoria’s passion for photography, and the ways in which she helped shape the medium’s development.
April 24, 2014
Sketches from Guantanamo
A selection of drawings and commentary from the artist who has documented the Guantanamo Bay hearings since 2006.
October 17, 2013
The Book of Little Bighorn
The warring life of the Northern Plains tribes that resisted white invasion in the 1860s is the subject of A Lakota War Book from the Little Bighorn: The Pictographic “Autobiography of Half Moon.”
November 26, 2013
How the Greeks Got There
A striking collection of illustrated Renaissance manuscripts manages at once to suggest not just what ancient maps may have looked like, but how ancient geography influenced modern notions of topography and geography.
December 4, 2013
Aalto Survives Geopolitics
Although Alvar Aalto first won worldwide attention in the early 1930s as a leading exponent of the International Style—a reductive form of modern architecture proposed as equally applicable anywhere on the planet—his more expressive, site-specific work from the mid-Thirties onward marked him as a regional designer in the best sense,…
February 26, 2010