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Homunculism

Ray Kurzweil’s ‘How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed’

How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed

by Ray Kurzweil


The Noble Dreams of Piero

What makes Piero della Francesca so distinct from his contemporaries?

Piero della Francesca in America

an exhibition at the Frick Collection, New York City, February 12–May 19, 2013


Jack Kerouac: Crossing the Line

‘On the Road,’ again

On the Road

a film directed by Walter Salles

The Voice Is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac

by Joyce Johnson


The Heretic

The Lion Sleeps Tonight and Other Stories of Africa

by Rian Malan


In Baudelaire’s Dream Brothel

La Folie Baudelaire

by Roberto Calasso, translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen


Could Stalin Have Been Stopped?

Could FDR have prevented the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe?

Roosevelt’s Lost Alliances: How Personal Politics Helped Start the Cold War

by Frank Costigliola


What Makes Dogs Dogs

John Homans’s ‘What’s a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend’

What’s a Dog For? The Surprising History, Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Man’s Best Friend

by John Homans

The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout

by Jill Abramson



Lead Poisoning: The Ignored Scandal

Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children

by Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner


The Triumph of the Survivor

Poems 1962–2012

by Louise Glück


Catholics and Jews: The Great Change

John Connelly’s ‘From Enemy to Brother’

From Enemy to Brother: The Revolution in Catholic Teaching on the Jews, 1933–1965

by John Connelly


Who Killed Pamela in Peking?

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

by Paul French


Countee Cullen: The Reluctant Lamb

And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countée Cullen

by Charles Molesworth


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