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The New Deal

Evaluating the nuclear agreement with Iran

A Tale of Woe and Glory

‘The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky’

The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky

an exhibition at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris, April 8–July 20, 2014; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, September 19, 2014–January 11, 2015; and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, March 9–May 10, 2015


Growing Up Too Black

God Help the Child

by Toni Morrison


Einstein as a Jew and a Philosopher

Steven Gimbel’s ‘Einstein: His Space and Times’

Einstein: His Space and Times

by Steven Gimbel


Ukraine: Inside the Deadlock

There is a big gap between what leaders on either side want and what is attainable

An American Hero in China

Strange Stones: Dispatches from East and West

by Peter Hessler

Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China

by Peter Hessler

River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

by Peter Hessler


Pound: Genius, Confucian, Fascist & Crazy

Ezra Pound: Poet: A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Volume II: The Epic Years, 1921–1939

by A. David Moody


A Strangely Funny Russian Genius

The absurdist, religious Daniil Kharms

“I Am a Phenomenon Quite Out of the Ordinary”: The Notebooks, Diaries, and Letters of Daniil Kharms

selected, translated from the Russian, and edited by Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto

Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms

edited and translated from the Russian by Matvei Yankelevich

The Old Woman

by Daniil Kharms, adapted by Darryl Pinckney, directed by Robert Wilson

Moi Muzh Daniil Kharms [My Husband Daniil Kharms]

by Marina Durnovo with Vladimir Glotser

OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism

edited by Eugene Ostashevsky, translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky and Matvei Yankelevich

An Invitation for Me to Think

by Alexander Vvedensky, selected and translated from the Russian by Eugene Ostashevsky, with additional translations by Matvei Yankelevich

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Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine

On the use of chlorine as a chemical weapon

The Ravishing Painting of Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence

an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 1–May 3, 2015; and the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, June 23–September 27, 2015


Jihad: The Lessons of the Caliphate

The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East

by Eugene Rogan


Sensual Sappho

Sappho, who still haunts and surprises us, already haunted the imagination of antiquity

Sappho: A New Translation of the Complete Works

translated from the ancient Greek by Diane J. Rayor, with an introduction and notes by André Lardinois


How We Got to Where We Are

The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

by Jürgen Osterhammel, translated from the German by Patrick Camiller


The Deadly Art of Double Deception

Agatha Christie and John le Carré

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