Obituary

Howard Baker Was the Kind of Reasonable Republican That Hardly Exists Anymore
The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist
June 26, 2014

The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist.

Winston Churchill's Last Surviving Daughter Was the Grandest of Grand Dames
June 06, 2014

Remembering Mary Soames, Churchill's daughter and the grandest of grande dames

Gary Becker Helped Invent the Economics of Everything
May 05, 2014

He transformed a discipline that had been tied to traditional topics, like business cycles, international trade, and money supply, into an intellectual field without boundaries.

García Márquez Was More Important for Spanish Literature Than Cervantes
April 18, 2014

If Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude might be the last.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014
February 02, 2014

The actor, found dead this afternoon in his New York apartment, defied all Hollywood convention.

Pete Seeger: "For Too Much of My Life, I Preached to the Converted"
A previously unpublished interview
January 28, 2014

A previously unpublished interview with Pete Seeger.

Pete Seeger's Magnificent, But Messy, Legacy
January 28, 2014

Maybe it is good, in retrospect, that Pete Seeger's early, objectionable, Soviet-line performances can still be heard. 

Cory Booker Never Spoke for Newark Like Amiri Baraka Did
January 21, 2014

The poet and activist was the soul of the New Jersey city.

Remembering Peter O'Toole
December 17, 2013

Remembering a brief encounter with the self-destructive, life-affirming star.

Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013
December 05, 2013

He was a hero who ranks with Abraham Lincoln. But he left a more ambivalent legacy, too.

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