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The Good and Evil Angels Struggling for Possession of a Child, by William Blake, c. 1800. © Tate, London / Art Resource, NY.
Male polar bears sparring, Churchill, Manitoba, 2006. Photograph by Kike Calvo. © Kike Calvo / National Geographic Creative / Bridgeman Images.
Men wrestling, from the series Animal Locomotion, by Eadweard Muybridge, 1887. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Digital image courtesy the Getty’s Open Content Program.
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The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.
Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.
On the Little Women character who followed in Louisa May Alcott’s footsteps. More
On the use and misuse of civility.
Mourning, the Marches, and books with lots of pictures. More
The violence on Capitol Hill that foreshadowed a bloody war.
After a series of television clashes during the 1968 election, Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr. developed a warm hatred of each other.