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    The Birth of Joy Division

    The Birth of Joy Division

    The Joy Division story has been told many times, yet it never stops seeming too bizarre to be true. Jon Savage, best known for his classic punk history, England’s Dreaming, was one of the band’s first chroniclers…

    The Pantheon (Rome)

    The Pantheon (Rome)

    The eighth wonder of the ancient world The Pantheon in Rome is a true architectural wonder. Described as the “sphinx of the Campus Martius”—referring to enigmas presented by its appearance…

    Petra: The rose red city of the Nabataeans

    Petra: The rose red city of the Nabataeans

    There is only one true way to experience Petra—the greatest city of the Nabataeans, a people who occupied the area from Sinai and Negev to northern Arabia in the west…

    A short story about killing

    A short story about killing

    I decided to kill. Perhaps it is better say I have always known that. When I was a little boy I always wanted to kill my teacher of music. I…

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    Isaac Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

    A Witty, Erudite Atheist’s Guide to the World’s Most Famous Book Everyone should read the Bible, and—I’d argue—should read it with a sharply critical eye and the guidance of reputable…

    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ ninth album, “The Beatles”—universally known as the White Album—several new expanded and enhanced editions are being released this week. These new versions were…

    The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy

    The Velvet Revolution of Claude Debussy

    Claude Debussy died a century ago, but his music has not grown old. Bound only lightly to the past, it floats in time. As it coalesces, bar by bar, it…

    10 of the Most Iconic Buildings of Modern Architecture

    10 of the Most Iconic Buildings of Modern Architecture

    Modern architecture is the school of design that prevailed since the turn of the 20th century till World War II. The horrendous war altered the kind of buildings needed in…

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