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Pakistan and the Tragedy of Our Time

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Moral and intellectual clarity about the world we live in are not compatible with self-exculpating glibness. Our adversaries' wrongness does not mean we are in the right. The substance of the terrorists' victory lies exactly in their success in having persuaded Western societies to empower our own authoritarian regimes.

On Pilgrimage in India

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Ann Tashi Slater

We are drawn to places by our dreams, the dreams of our ancestors, and the collective dreaming of people through the centuries. These places are made special for us by what happened there, whether in our personal history or the larger history of the world.

Movie Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1. Enough Already!

Carole Mallory | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

The costumes and sets are inventive, but, again, bleak and lacking in any color. And while, granted, this is not a remake of The Sound of Music, I longed for relief from the extended suffering.

Ebola: Be a Healer

Rev. Galen Guengerich | Posted 11.11.2014 | Religion
Rev. Galen Guengerich

We have the staff, the stuff, the space and the systems to confront this pestilence here and we should do everything we can to ensure that the people of West Africa have them there -- as quickly as possible.

Remembering Albert Camus and Longing for the Old Atheism

John Carlson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
John Carlson

Camus makes us long for the days of the "old atheism" when religious people weren't mocked for their so-called irrational beliefs; bullied by the charge that "religion poisons everything"; and told to step aside while secularism sweeps clean the religious debris from public life.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Albert Camus

Robert Zaretsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Robert Zaretsky

Camus was not an existentialist. Smoking a Gauloise cigarette over an espresso in a Parisian café does not an existentialist make. Nor does an intense, but brief friendship with the poster child for existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre.

Paris Journal II: Le Petit Fumeur

Francis Levy | Posted 12.14.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Only in Paris can you find Le Petit Fumer, a shop which specializes in "la cigarette electronique." If you fell in love with those classic shots of C...

Interview With PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.05.2013 | Books
Lisa Chau

PEN Award Winner, Steve Dalachinsky's revised and expanded book of poems, A Superintendent's Eyes arrived in bookstores on July 3rd.

Literary Fisticuffs! Flying Fists And Zinging Words: Nobody Fights Like An Angry Writer (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stereotypically, artists are stormy, temperamental, and moody. These literary figures feed the stereotype with their classic feuds. We asked readers...

The Real Thing: Saul Bellow Off the Record

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

Bellow's recently published Letters give us a generous sampling of the literary judgments of a great writer, with private assessments of his own work -- as well as that of others.

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

Did The Death Of Communism Take Koestler And Other Literary Figures With It?

The New York Review of Books | Anne Applebaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anne Applebaum The New York Review Of Books "Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic" by Michael Scammell, Rando...

Son Objects to Moving Albert Camus's Remains To Pantheon

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — Albert Camus' children are torn about whether to allow the Nobel Prize-winning author's remains to be moved from southern France to Pari...

January 4, 1960: Albert Camus Dies In a Car Crash, Age 46. His Books Make Him Immortal

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

On January 4, 1960 --- exactly fifty years ago --- Albert Camus had a train ticket to Paris in his pocket.

"What Bernie Madoff, Victimization, and Elie Wiesel Have to Teach Us"

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

"....in those times, it was human to be inhuman. And now the world has learned, I hope.... There must come a moment -- a moment of bringing people to...