Happy and Mia

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Talking Pictures

Strangers and Mirrors

Orson Welles’s The Stranger (1946) and The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

by David Lehman | Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Smarty Pants Podcast

Cræft in the Time of Corona

What we make with our hands tell us a lot about ourselves, even in a pandemic

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, May 22, 2020

Viral Days


The French are cautiously re-emerging into a world of uncertainty

by Anne Swardson | Thursday, May 21, 2020

Web Essays

Radical Elegies

At a time when many of us are cut off from the natural world, Wordsworth seems more essential than ever

by Jonathan Bate | Thursday, May 21, 2020

Book Reviews

The Beauty of Fluid Motion

How the future became fashionable

by Virginia Postrel | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Asturias Days

El Estanco

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Editors’ Picks

11 Culinary Books with Words to Savor

Food writing so good, you can practically taste it

by Our Editors | Tuesday, May 19, 2020
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“The amazing feats achieved by computers demonstrate our progress in coming up with algorithms that make the computer do valuable things for us. The computer itself, though, does nothing more than it ever did, which is to do whatever we know how to order it to do.”—Mark Halpern

Plus: Pamela D. Toler on a pioneering American journalist, Meryle Secrest reviews Adam Gopnik on Warhol, and Adam Hochschild details an unusual Gilded Age marriage

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Dispatches From the Operating Room

By David Schneider

An excerpt from The Invention of Surgery
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