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Psychological aspects

Tears for Fears

One of the many poignant glimpses of midcentury America afforded me by a fiftieth-anniversary reading of the Warren Report was the story of an ephemeral conservative organization called the American…

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Foster Scare

From messages posted over the past five years to the Yahoo group Adopting-from-Disruption, where parents of adopted children offered them for “re-homing,” also known as adoption disruption. The group was…

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Damage Control

The modern art world’s tyranny of price

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Wrong Answer

The case against Algebra II

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A Brief History of Scent

The smell of life and death — and everything in between

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Root and Branch

Andrew Solomon’s exploration of difference

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I wrote The Spy Who Came in from the Cold at the age of thirty under intense, unshared, personal stress, and in extreme privacy. As an intelligence officer in the…

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The Cake Killer

From “ ‘Being There’ in Toronto,” a May 3, 1987, speech by Jerzy Kosinski. Oral Pleasure, a collection of Kosinski’s speeches, essays, and interviews, edited by Barbara Tepa Lupack and Kiki…

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Breeds of America

Coming of age and coming of race

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August 2012

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