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New Republic May 22, 2015
May 22, 2015

Pauline Kael's First Film Review for The New Republic

Kael embraced the upstarts who would come to be known as the French New Wave.Pauline Kael

Other People’s Playlists

Welcome to the land of musical serendipity, where you can get from Nazis to an album of Kurt Vonnegut reading Slaughterhouse-Five in a few clicks. Paul Ford

Why Republicans Only Grasp Climate Science Behind Closed Doors

A side of politics you don't normally hear about.Rebecca Leber

Science Fiction's White Boys' Club Strikes Back

The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.Jeet Heer

The Joy of Slow Computing

Turn on, boot up, drop out.Nathan Schneider

A Liberator, But Never Free

Letters fom an Army doctor who helped free the Dachau concentration camp in 1945 have resurfaced, raising questions about the G.I.’s we know only as heroes.Steve Friess

Why Won't Twitter Forgive Suey Park?

Twitter activist Suey Park went viral with the #CancelColbert hashtag. And the Internet has never forgiven her for it.Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

Generation PTSD: What the "Trigger Warning" Debate Is Really About

Critics of the "new political correctness" have impulses that are deeply embedded within American culture.  Jeet Heer

Taking Care of Our Own

In 2008, neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton spoke about paid family leave. This time, things are very different. How we got here. Lauren Sandler

Lethal Entanglements

Lethal injection was supposed to be a cleaner, more humane version of capital punishement. Instead, this happened.Ben Crair

Those Mythological Men and Their Sacred, Supersonic Flying Temples

What tales of ancient Vedic aircraft tell us about India’s place in the modern world.Siddhartha Deb

Teaching the Controversy

James Baldwin and Richard Wright in the Ferguson Era.Benjamin Anastas

The Wonder of the Whitney

A new building captures the museum's oldest virtues.Jason Farago

First Wives Club

Why all Hillary look-alikes don't look the same.Esther Breger

Instill Life

Photographer Sally Mann's career has been dogged by controversy. In a new memoir, she says it was never about the kids, but the place.Cara Parks

The Culture of Criticism

What do we owe the Enlightenment?Jacob Soll

Does Color Even Exist?

What you see is only what you see.Malcolm Harris

The Raw Epic Poetry of the South's Forgotten Genius Is Ready for a Comeback

This brilliant poet of the South killed himself when he was 29. But he is much more than his biography.Jay Deshpande

Street Shooter

What if news photography was liberated from the news? What if it spoke from the sidewalks? If it did, would we listen?Michael Shaw

A Short History of Migration

High Noon, Oaxaca

First published in Spanish in 2004, this Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem appears here for the first time in English.Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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