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    St. Mark’s Place: is this America’s coolest street?

    St. Mark’s Place: is this America’s coolest street?

    It is easy to feel nostalgic for the array of creative and political figures who made their mark on the East Village street, but its golden age is always ‘now’…

    Black Earth by Timothy Snyder– a new lesson to be learned from the Holocaust

    Black Earth by Timothy Snyder– a new lesson to be learned from the Holocaust

    The Nazi genocide serves as a warning we should heed in facing today’s crises, Snyder claims. But was Hitler’s targeting of Jews really an act of ‘ecological panic’? We have…

    Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle: a friendship split by spiritualism

    Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle: a friendship split by spiritualism

    The author and the illusionist might seem an odd couple, but a shared interest in the afterlife made for an unlikely bond and a bitter rift. In 1920, two of…

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