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A Charlie Hebdo cartoonist finds refuge from terror
Are French prisons incubating extremism?
By Luz, from Catharsis, his memoir about the terrorist attack on the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January. Luz, a cartoonist for the magazine, was late to work on the…
By Justin E. H. Smith, from “The Fundamentals of Gelastics,” a work in progress. Smith’s latest book, Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference (Princeton), will be published in June. In…