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The Ethics of Consent

by Harriet A. Washington | Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Asturias Days

The Hunt

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Shelf Life

A Writer by Nature

An excerpt from World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

by Jayne Ross | Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Smarty Pants Podcast

Who’s the Nerd Now?

How geek culture finally triumphed

by Stephanie Bastek | Friday, September 25, 2020

Works in Progress

Bird Dancer

by Matika Wilbur | Thursday, September 24, 2020

Web Essays

You Can’t Go Home Again

American volunteers joined western allies in the fight to dismantle the Islamic State in Syria. What happened when they came back?

by Kenneth R. Rosen | Thursday, September 24, 2020

Book Reviews

Admired and Abhorred

The German composer whose legacy continues to confound

by Steven G. Kellman | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Book Essay

A Mind on Fire

In his acclaimed trilogy of intellectual biographies, Robert D. Richardson sought to help us overcome the burden of the past

by Sam Gee | Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Asturias Days

Mirasierra

by Clellan Coe | Wednesday, September 23, 2020
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“The main reason the United States can’t contain Covid-19 is because it has not created a health system for everyone”—Philip Alcabes, “Race and Public Health”

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Book Reviews

Admired and Abhorred

The German composer whose legacy continues to confound

by Steven G. Kellman

Book Essay

A Mind on Fire

In his acclaimed trilogy of intellectual biographies, Robert D. Richardson sought to help us overcome the burden of the past

by Sam Gee

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Beneath the Powdered Wig 

Reinterpreting the life of our trendiest Founding Father

by Nancy Isenberg

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Varieties of Experience 

Culture rewires our brains and shapes how we think

by T. M. Luhrmann
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