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Connections

An Interview with William Powers

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We are living through an age of disruption driven by digital technology. MIT's William Powers games out what the future holds for us at every level.

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Written in Stone

An interview with Bob Brier

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Egypt’s obelisks have endured for centuries. Here's how one left the granite quarries of Aswan and ended up on Fifth Avenue.

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The Big Bang and the Kabbalah

An Interview with Howard Smith

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What do the physics of modern cosmology and esoteric Jewish thought have to say to each other? A lot more than you'd imagine.

Immortal Bird

By Guy Jennings

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A noted art historian explains the mythic and modern urges behind the iconic sculpture.

A Star Is Born

By Tom Holland

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Rome's first emperor was a master of political theater.

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From Russia with Love

An Interview with Gilles Mendel

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A fifth-generation leader in the fashion world explains why tradition is the secret of his success.