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Confessions of a Copy Editor

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Defining this war

At a lunch the other day, a senior leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf asked a former general if the army can defeat terrorism and bring peace. It …

What If Mona Lisa's Smile Was A Snapchat?

What if Mona Lisa's smile was simply captured in a Snapchat?<p>Cuban-American artist Cesar Santos explores the possibility in his scandalous series "Syncretism," in which past and present cultural norms collide. Part classical oil portrait and part nudie pic, Santos' mashups encompass the evolution …

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In Place of Thought

In 1913, a compilation of Gustave Flaubert’s satirical definitions was posthumously published as “Le Dictionnaire des Idées Reçues” (“The Dictionary of Received Ideas”). Flaubert hated cliché, a hatred that expressed itself not only in the pristine prose of “Madame Bovary” but also in his letters …

Leonardo da Vinci’s groundbreaking anatomical sketches

Alastair Sooke looks through the ultimate Renaissance man’s anatomical sketchbooks – scientific masterpieces full of lucid insights into the functioning of the human body.<p>We tend to think of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, even though he probably produced no more than 20 pictures before his death …

Eight films to watch in September 2013

The 20 big questions in science

1 What is the universe made of?<p>Astronomers face an embarrassing conundrum: they don’t know what 95% of the universe is made of. Atoms, which form everything we see around us, only account for a measly 5%. Over the past 80 years it has become clear that the substantial remainder is comprised of two …

Paris Review - from Winehouse

Kevin Young<p>Issue 204, Spring 2013<p>I’m living on borrowed wine.<br>Last of the light.<br>Only I<br>seem to mind.<br>I sleep to see<br>what I might find.<p><i>Yes I been black</i><i><br>but when I come back</i><p>I want to be anonymous<br>as America. As famous.<br>Market my words.<br>I been treading so long<br>this water into wine—<br>why fight? My tongue …

Christopher Hitchens’ lies do atheism no favors

<b>Christopher Hitchens (Twelve Books)</b><p>I’m also an atheist and believe the religious right is a problem. But so is Hitchens’ intellectual dishonesty<p>Curtis White<p>June 23, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Science Delusion: Asking the Big Questions in a a Culture of Easy Answers”<p>While a scientist like …