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ARTICLES

What Occurred at Linz: A Memoir of Forgetting

Hitler’s hometown has disowned its most infamous son, but a writer finds signs of him everywhere

Crazy Enough to Care

Peer counseling, long used in the humane treatment of the mentally ill, is getting new attention as a cost saver because of the Affordable Care Act

Reading Fast and Slow

The speed at which our eyes travel across the printed page has serious (and surprising) implications for the way we make sense of words

The Wine of Life

How as a young soldier in the Trentino, I passed my evenings in a lovely bookshop in a town near camp

Death by Treacle

Sentiment surfaces fast and runs hot in public life, dumbing it down and crippling intimacy in private life

What Occurred at Linz: A Memoir of Forgetting

Hitler’s hometown has disowned its most infamous son, but a writer finds signs of him everywhere

Crazy Enough to Care

Peer counseling, long used in the humane treatment of the mentally ill, is getting new attention as a cost saver because of the Affordable Care Act

Reading Fast and Slow

The speed at which our eyes travel across the printed page has serious (and surprising) implications for the way we make sense of words

The Wine of Life

How as a young soldier in the Trentino, I passed my evenings in a lovely bookshop in a town near camp

Death by Treacle

Sentiment surfaces fast and runs hot in public life, dumbing it down and crippling intimacy in private life

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DEPARTMENTS

editor's note

tuning up

The Universe as Kitchen

Cosmic ovens, nebular refrigerators, and the predictive power of physical law

poetry

Taming Grief

On poems by Kevin Young

anniversaries

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fiction

Kalawar

Who really killed Abdur, an Afghan goatherd-turned-informant?

commonplace book

Book essay

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Essays From the Edge

The Jazz Age novelist’s chronicle of his mental collapse, much derided by his critics, anticipated the rise of autobiographical writing in America

book reviews

All for One and One for All?

An eminent scientist reconsiders natural selection

Heavenly Body

An artist’s pursuit of symmetry

The Moderate

Was Ike a great president?

Founder of Our Freedoms

Rhode Island's religious tolerance

Say What?

How we talk American

Obsession

The playwright who never got over Marilyn Monroe

End Times

The Bible’s failed prophecy

Dirty Books

A publisher’s lifelong battle against censorship