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An Outrage Sacred to the Gods

As Antigone knows all too well, the act of burying a loved one is not

Article

An Outrage Sacred to the Gods

As Antigone knows all too well, the act of burying a loved one is not

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Why ornament matters in architecture

Shooting a Dog

During a deployment in Iraq, a young soldier confronts a fundamental paradox about the masculine

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At a Gambian nature reserve, troops of endangered monkeys—and numerous other creatures—enact a grand drama

Notes From the Front

Henry Kissinger’s Vietnam diary shows that he knew the war was lost a decade before

It All Begins in Love

An essayist sees glimpses of her parents and the many struggles they endured in a

Florida Man

Making a home in the Sunshine State when you feel like a perpetual outsider

Give Us Something to Look At

Why ornament matters in architecture

Shooting a Dog

During a deployment in Iraq, a young soldier confronts a fundamental paradox about the masculine

In the Forest of the Colobus

At a Gambian nature reserve, troops of endangered monkeys—and numerous other creatures—enact a grand drama

Notes From the Front

Henry Kissinger’s Vietnam diary shows that he knew the war was lost a decade before

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