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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.

Why Europe Is Falling Apart

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Catalonia's independence vote has presented Spain with its gravest political crisis since the civil war.

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.

Europe Under Pressure

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Germany's former defense minister explains the pressures Europe faces and his worries about its future.

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