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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.

Aleksandar Hemon: In Paris, Zlatan Ibrahimović Learns to Share
December 03, 2012

Has the great Swedish player of Bosnian-Croatian origin finally found a home?

Id of the Senate: How Twitter Unleashed Chuck Grassley
November 16, 2012

"Assume deer dead," and other greatest hits.

François Hollande’s Apology Tour—and What Americans Should Learn From It
October 19, 2012

In France, apologizing for your country can be good politics. Maybe American presidents should give it a try?

The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League
October 19, 2012

Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.

Jews, Swedes, and the Shoah, and other films
October 19, 2012

Reviewing new French, Swedish, and Swiss films.

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