Getting Europe Right

An Interview with Amb. Stuart Eizenstat

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The world’s leading advocate for restitution discusses why they remain so critical and what’s ahead for the trans-Atlantic relationship.

  Alexei Ratmansky on ballet, Balanchine, and Strauss

Lord of the Dance

An Interview with Alexei Ratmansky

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We spoke with the MacArthur Fellow about why dance will always be part of human life.

How to Fight Financial Terrorism

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FROM THE REPORT Illicit finance is the lifeblood of many groups and organizations acting directly to the interests of global security.

Late Flowering

Ross King on Claude Monet and Water Lilies

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The great Impressionist kept his late masterpieces, the vast canvasses called the Water Lilies, out the public eye until the end of his life.

  Photo of Jimmy Dean

Muppet Maestro

An Interview with Bryan Jay Jones

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Jim Henson's greatness lay in his ability to speak at the same time to adults and children, the aesthetic and the commercial, the human and the artificial.

Kafka, Scorsese, and More

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Kafka’s insistence that “it's only because of their stupidity that they're able to be so sure of themselves” may be the best diagnosis of Trump yet.

Rick Knowlton on Chess History

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Chess: it's the game of kings. For millennia it has preoccupied some of the greatest minds, taught discipline and focus, and even inspired great art.

Da Vinci's Genome

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Jesse Ausubel wants to understand the original Renaissance man by unlocking his genome. If he succeeds, it could revolutionize several fields in science and elsewhere.

How to Train Your Butler

The head of the International Butler Academy explains how to survive in service.

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The head of the International Butler Academy explains how to survive in service.