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Specter of 1917

An Interview with Anne Applebaum


A leading historian takes on the October Revolution at 100.


Stick Your Neck Out

An Interview with Julian Fennessy


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


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


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


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.