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Muscle Memory

The choreography of Ulysses Dove lives on in New Orleans.

How to Get a Grant from NEH

Insider advice on the ins and outs of grant writing.

The Irascibles in 1950

The Critical Moment

Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg set the standards for art in the 1950s.


How a stilted grad student changed the way we look at museums.

Gold bracelets

Now You See Them

A confluence of cultures formed the ancient treasures of Afghanistan, now seen for the first time in the United States.

Book cover, The Interpreter

Found in Translation

About soldiers-turned-defendants, a novelist-turned-interpreter, and French-turned-English.

Sunday Filmmakers

Shooting on weekends, a team of young, Jewish filmmaker-wannabes in 1920s Berlin made a classic film—and launched several major Hollywood careers.

A Fan's Notes

On Updike’s long game.

The Word Museum

Wander through the labyrinth of two brothers' eclectic collections.

Liebling's War

A. J. Liebling’s World War II journalism climbed to great literary heights, even as it stayed close to the ground.