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Vienna 1913: Monumental Historical Figures

Steven Clifford | Posted 08.02.2014 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

An amazing recent discovery of a handwritten diary from 1913 proves that such historic personalities as Freud, Adler, Wittgenstein, Hitler, Stalin, Schoenberg, Berg, Kokoschka, Klimt and Schiele knew each other intimately.

The Illiteracy

Francis Levy | Posted 05.14.2014 | Books
Francis Levy

The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are tho...

CultureZohn: I Spent New Year's Eve With Richard Burton

Patricia Zohn | Posted 03.12.2013 | Books
Patricia Zohn

It had taken all fall to try to set this up -- and I even had to take a back seat to Lindsay Lohan. But it was worth the wait. Richard Burton was the kind of man I had always imagined for whom one could throw everything over. We all get crushes on movie stars and rock stars but Burton was something unique.

11 Scapegoats In History

Charlie Campbell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Books
Charlie Campbell

The blame game is one of mankind's oldest rituals. After disaster, we invariably look for someone whom we can hold responsible.

Christopher Hitchens: Reason in Revolt

Robert Scheer | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media
Robert Scheer

Sadly, a life force that I had assumed as an indissoluble part of our political and literary landscape, as well as my own close circle of friends, has ended, and with it an indispensable element of our collective moral code.

Of Teachers and History: A Brooklyn Memoir

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

I'm often struck by the fact that although everybody has one, a history that is, one's individual stories are seldom considered to be connected to "history."

Mika Rottenberg's "Squeeze" Becomes What It Critiques

G. Roger Denson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

You don't have to be a Trotskyite to see that Mika Rottenberg's provocative video is politically problematic on a number of levels. Her indictment of Western managerial exploitation? It leaves much to be desired.

Hitch 22: Memoir of an Untamed Public Intellectual

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carlo Strenger

In an age where too many pundits are anxious not to offend allies in their own camp and not to take too many risks with their opponents, Hitchens is a reminder of the irreplaceable role of the untamed intellectual .

An Audio Book Review: Forget Butch and Sundance, Etta's the Real Star Here

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Alderman

In this imaginative and fictional biography, Etta Place can shoot a gun as well as Annie Oakley, ride a horse like Buffalo Bill and rob banks with the skill of an experienced outlaw.