The New Republic Staff

Nine Pictures of Russians Protesting for Gay Rights
August 14, 2013

In The New Republic today, Julia Ioffe recounts eight horrifying and uplifting stories of being gay in the new Russia, amid hate crimes and the criminalization of "gay propaganda." Here are the Russian activists fighting against discrimination.

Eleven Astonishing Works of Art Made from Books
August 13, 2013

The 25 contemporary artists featured in Art Made From Books (forthcoming from Chronicle Books) may use similar materials, but their work exhibits extraordinary range—themes that range from nostalgia and the passage of time, to history and nature, to

This Is What Legal Pot Stores Look Like
August 12, 2013

"Marijuana remains illegal at the national level, with no medical exception," Michael Kinsley notes in the latest issue of The New Republic.

8 Things That Are Worth More Than the Washington Post, According to Twitter
August 05, 2013

With this afternoon’s news that Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has purchased The Washington Post for $250 million, Twitter went predictably haywire.

On Our Cover: The Feminists of Zion
August 01, 2013

This week's cover story is about the Orthodox women of Beit Shemesh, a Jerusalem suburb. They dress modestly and hardly consider themselves feminists.

Video History: The Sad Plight of the Political Wife
August 01, 2013

From the death grip to the vacant stare.

A Visual History of the Evolution of the Penguin Paperback
July 30, 2013

The first penguin paperbacks—including titles by Ernest Hemingway, Agatha Christie, and André Maurois—were published on this day in 1935. At six pence each, they were the same price as a box of cigarettes and much cheaper than hardcovers.

Orhan Pamuk Reading Guide
July 29, 2013

In our latest issue, we published an interview with Nobel Prize–winning novelist Orhan Pamuk. Pamuk studied journalism in college, but in 1975 decided to focus on writing books.