A set of revered stone deities was stolen from a temple in northwestern India; their story can tell us much about our current reckoning with antiquities trafficking
A new exhibition explores the guitar’s power and influence in American art and life
A father searches for the secret to empathy in the face of unthinkable loss
The grandson of one of American literature’s Lost Generation novelists reflects on his namesake’s love of the sea
What if the animal rights movement abandoned its focus on suffering and appealed to a different set of human emotions?
What it’s like to navigate the world when your senses conjure up phenomena that others can’t perceive
The search for traces of a beloved writer led to an uncertain pilgrimage—and a friendship that endured over distance and time
A new biography of a Polish literary master
The often unreliable ways we interpret reality
The hidden history of reverse colonization
It’s not just the rich who victimize the poor
A kaleidoscopic journey through a divided country
What happens when we cease to be who we were?
Can we keep the Enlightenment from dimming?