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When the lights go out in Johannesburg.
On Duke Ellington’s The Queen’s Suite.
Among the radical prophets of wild water.
How a simple story of a man and his talented frog made Mark Twain a national celebrity.
Night escapes definition, but it terrifies nonetheless. A tour of the terror and joys of the darkness.
Interpreting dreams for fun and profit.
What do artists and writers do when they are faced with the imminence of death? Francine Prose reviews the final works of historian Tony Judt.
For an artist, a day of successful inspiration is also a day a systematic intoxication.
In Nigeria, modernity hasn’t yet begun to solve the problems of people thrown together in the urban cauldron.
Hermann Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game is an experience with the pathos and wonder of all games—the game that is the universe.