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The Risks of Siding With French Secularism
The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary
May 10, 2015

The National Front's defense of 'Charlie Hebdo' should make the mag's progressive American defenders wary.

The Aesthetic Failure of 'Charlie Hebdo'
The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s
May 08, 2015

The French satirical magazine refuses to evolve, using a stale artistic strategy from the 1960s.

How Did Everybody Suddenly Become an Expert on French Visual Satire?
May 06, 2015

'Charlie Hebdo' is a complicated issue, so it's worth going to informed sources, not instant experts.

The Anti-Islam Exhibit Attacked in Texas Is a Clearer Free Speech Case Than 'Charlie Hebdo'
May 04, 2015

The most clarifying test cases for free speech involve the defense of the vile. 

When Blasphemy Goes Viral
The 'Charlie Hebdo' massacre marks the dawn of a digital age of irreverence and retaliation
January 15, 2015

The 'Charlie Hebdo' massacre marks the dawn of a digital age of irreverence and retaliation.

Found in Translation
Arthur Goldhammer is America's finest bridge to French culture
January 13, 2015

Arthur Goldhammer brought us Piketty—and so much more.

What Does It Mean to Be French? The 'Charlie Hebdo' Massacre Complicates the Answer.
January 08, 2015

There's a growing rift in France's treasured national identity.

Herblock Was a Fine Political Cartoonist. Liberals Don't Need to Deify Him.
January 26, 2014

Herbert Block spent his long life practicing the vicious art of visual mockery.

A New Book on Rube Goldberg Features these Amazing Sketchbook Contraptions
December 15, 2013

The "Special Mosquito Exterminator," and other new discoveries

Washington's Creepiest Cartoonist Is Actually a Sweet 73-Year-Old Texan Retiree
Meet the man behind Daily Drawings
March 15, 2013

Meet the man who draws everyone he sees on C-SPAN for fun.