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The Many Lives of Pauli Murray

She was an architect of the civil-rights struggle—and the women’s movement. Why haven’t you heard of her?<p>The wager was ten dollars. It was 1944, and the law students of Howard University were discussing how best to bring an end to Jim Crow. In the half century since Plessy v. Ferguson, lawyers had …

Donald Trump


Mystery writer Louise Penny writes a moving personal essay on her experience providing care to her late husband.

The Man Who Dreamed Up Luckenbach

Within my lifetime, two famous people have come out of the Hill Country. One was a president of the United States, and the other was a mayor of …

The Absolutist

Ted Cruz is an unyielding debater—and the far right’s most formidable advocate.<p>Ted Cruz, the Republican junior senator from Texas, has heard the line about how the Party needs to become more moderate to win Presidential elections. “It is amazing that the wisdom of the chattering class to the …

The Book of Paul

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Long<p><b>“Never alive…and never dead…”</b> <b></b><br>In the rubble-strewn wasteland of Alphabet City, a squalid tenement conceals a treasure “beyond all imagining”—an immaculately preserved, fifth century codex. The sole repository of ancient Hermetic lore, it contains the authentic alchemical rituals …