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Timeless stories from our 173-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
From a list of accidental damage done to works of art since 2000, collected in Artifacts: Fascinating Facts about Art, Artists, and the Art World, which will be published this…
From FM 7-22 Holistic Health and Fitness, a training field manual for soldiers. Each sentence was taken from the 244-page guide, which was revised and republished last October by the…
Tell me how the story ends
When does imagination become appropriation?
Apocalypse camp at the dawn of the Great Extinction
Photographs from a city displaced
How a pan-African freedom movement lost its way
From A Primer for Forgetting, out this month from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. anti-mnemonicsUmberto Eco writes that “once, as a joke, some friends and I invented advertisements for university positions…
Early in the morning on June 28, 1969, New York police raided the Stonewall Inn at 53 Christopher Street, the city’s most popular gay bar. The police had raided Stonewall…
A writer alone with the work
What the hidden relationships of ancient folktales reveal about their evolution—and our own
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