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Staff Picks: Peasantry, Propaganda, Playground Crises

A still from Forbidden Films: a nitrate film vault in the Federal Film Archive in Hoppegarten, Germany. After several years of hearing Norwegians describe Dag ...

May 29, 2015 09:05 PM

Good Digestion

Hieronymus Bosch, The Seven Deadly Sins (detail), ca. 1500. It’s impossible to be completely happy when you have no appetite—or when you’re sated. People ...

May 29, 2015 04:06 PM

Ruthless Levity: An Interview with Our London Editor, Adam Thirlwell

Photo: Eamonn McCabe “As usual the world was powdery and blue, like a rococo miniature. I was driving underneath the tree canopy and behind those trees were ...

May 29, 2015 02:51 PM

Christine Schutt on Nightwork

“My First Time” is a new video series in which we invite authors to discuss the trials of writing and publishing that first novel, that first play, that ...

May 29, 2015 10:56 AM

Clown Pain Is True Pain, and Other News

Hans Breinlinger, Clown mit Spiegel, 1948. Face it, America: ours is a culture that hates clowns. Coulrophobia is real, and it is systemic. But how do its ...

May 29, 2015 09:30 AM

Where We Live

Atlanta, Georgia, 1996. Photo via Laurence Miller Gallery David Graham’s “Where We Live: Photographs of the American Home” is at Laurence Miller Gallery ...

May 28, 2015 05:20 PM