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Kahlil Gibran and the Curse of the Oriental Sage

POETS

Kahlil Gibran and the Curse of the Oriental Sage

Essay by Rafia Zakaria ×

The author of "The Prophet" is one of the most widely-quoted writers in the world -- and possibly one of the most misunderstood.
Moral Combat

CULTURAL HISTORY

Moral Combat

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

Since the late nineteenth century, religious beliefs and attitudes about sex have made a politically volatile mix that continues to burn.
The Extra Woman

LIVES

The Extra Woman

Reviewed by Rachel Syme ×

She was a leading light among the dedicated "bachelorettes" of 1930s New York City and penned the bestselling "Live Alone and Like It." Then came love.
God: A Human History

HISTORY

God: A Human History

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

A scholar of religion looks across faiths to grapple with the question of how our conceptions of divinity are shaped.
Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

INTERVIEW

Addicted to Love: David Friend on “The Naughty Nineties”

A Conversation with Ted Panken ×

According to Vanity Fair editor David Friend, the 1990s were a sexual -- and political --turning point for the nation. A conversation with Ted Panken.
Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

FOOD

Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America

Reviewed by Sarah L. Courteau ×

Consider, says Michael Ruhlman, the most compelling evidence of a civilization's evolutionary leap: the supermarket....
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

DAYBOOK

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today

By Steve King ×

Was it the first "concept album"? The Beatles' exuberant classic, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, still beguiles at fifty.
Havana

CULTURAL HISTORY

Havana

Reviewed by Peter Lewis ×

Mark Kurlansky takes his idiosyncratic approach to history on a trip to Cuba's fabled capital. Review by Peter Lewis.
Luther’s Children

AMERICAN HISTORY

Luther’s Children

By Hamilton Cain ×

Two recent books trace the roots and flowering of Protestantism and the rapid growth of its Evangelical branch in America. By Hamilton Cain.
Feminism on Foot

ESSAYS

Feminism on Foot

By Rafia Zakaria ×

Around the world, writes Rafia Zakaria, women taking a stroll alone have to weigh the risks. A new book by Lauren Elkins makes clear what that costs them.
High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

cultural history

High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic

Reviewed by Tom Carson ×

One of the most iconic American films may be most significant, writes Glenn Frankel, for the story of the politics behind its creation. Review by Tom Carson.
Feminism’s Turning Point

DAYBOOK

Feminism’s Turning Point

By Steve King ×

This week in 1963, Betty Friedan's groundbreaking book "pulled the trigger on history."