Matisse's under-celebrated inwardness is on display in a new show.
When the Surrealists Met the Nazis
March 13, 2013
An exibition ponders modern art, Vichy France, and the responsibilities of the artist.
From Hardliner to Peacemaker: Will Erdogan End Turkey's Thirty Year War With the Kurds?
January 24, 2013
As his time as prime minister heads to a close, he seems to have transformed himself yet again: The hardliner has become a peacemaker.
Stanley Kauffmann on Films: Ages Apart
December 21, 2012
Three extraordinary small films.
Poland in the Darkness of World War II
December 20, 2012
The Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War By Halik Kochanski (Harvard University Press, 734 pp., $35) The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery By Witold Pilecki translated by Jarek Garliński (Aquila Polonica, 460 pp., $34.95) ONCE, THE Allied history of the Second World War—the Anglo-American history of the Second World War, the Victors’ history of the Second World War—was the only one we thought mattered.
The Best Movie of the Year: Michael Haneke's Amour
December 12, 2012
Amour is an unsentimental film about an intense, selfish love,
How Europe Earned Its Nobel Peace Prize
December 07, 2012
When 500 million Europeans receive their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, here's why they really will deserve it.
Geoff Dyer’s Renovation of Contemporary Nonfiction
December 07, 2012
Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Enjoy. Zona By Geoff Dyer (Pantheon, 228 pp., $24) NEVER MIND the writing, as superb as it so often is: as agile, as subtle, as witty, as funny, as brilliantly insightful. Never mind the breadth—a book about jazz, a book about photography, a book about a film, a book about D.H.