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Specter of 1917

An Interview with Anne Applebaum

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A leading historian takes on the October Revolution at 100.

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Stick Your Neck Out

An Interview with Julian Fennessy

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The world's leading giraffe expert discusses what we need to do to protect them.

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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.

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.

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Fear of Nothing

An Interview with Erica Jong

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The legendary author and social critic takes on modern America.