Original Sin


Corruption: it’s everywhere. An excellent new history of the subject helps explain why.

Getting Europe Right

An Interview with Amb. Stuart Eizenstat


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


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

How to Fight Financial Terrorism


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


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

  Brian Jay Jones on Jim Henson, Sesame Street, and the Muppets

Muppet Maestro

An Interview with Bryan Jay Jones


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


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.