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Off the Wall The photographer Horst A. Friedrichs celebrates the magic of independent booksellers and the volumes on their shelves, from the Strand to Shakespeare and Company

Frankenthaler and Me Searching for Helen Frankenthaler gets personal for an author whose past is intertwined with that of the great American artist

March 24, 2021

Re-writing History Antony Beevor is trading the page for the screen, joining forces with Ridley Scott for a wide-ranging series on W.W. II’s final year

March 24, 2021

Notes from Under the Sheets Tracing the pre–Crime and Punishment love affair of Dostoevsky and Polina Suslova, a young, dazzling Russian radical

March 24, 2021

Said and Done Edward Said managed to popularize the idea of a Palestinian state in the Reagan years. His biographer reveals the charm behind the chutzpah

Artists in Action Soviet Russia meets Weimar Germany in these avant-garde posters and drawings of the early 20th century, a gift to MoMA from the Merrill C. Berman Collection

Reverse Migration Eight questions with Charles M. Blow, the author and New York Times op-ed columnist whose new book is a call to action for Black Americans to move South

March 17, 2021

Bad Boy Bacon Francis Bacon’s emergence onto the London social scene—including the time he humiliated Princess Margaret—was as controversial as his paintings

March 17, 2021

The Dread Pirate Drake Sir Francis Drake’s biographer traces the 16th-century explorer’s legacy in London, at sea, and beyond

March 17, 2021

In Love with Love Megan Nolan’s novel, Acts of Desperation, casts a fresh light on a timeless theme

March 10, 2021

Working Girls Even guests of New York’s women-only Barbizon, the revolutionary residential hotel once home to Sylvia Plath, found the sexist rules of their era hard to shake

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