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Jul 29, 2016

When Iranian interrogators accuse fashion models of being part of a cabal led by Kim Kardashian, do they believe their own loony charges? Journalist Maziar Bahari thinks they might. We talk about the effects of propaganda, the plight of Iran's Baha'i community, and his own imprisonment - all more amusing than you'd...

Jul 23, 2016

IF we shunned novels written by utter bastards, we wouldn't have much worth reading. For opera fans, it's the Wagner conundrum. For movie buffs, it's the Woody Allen problem. Horrible people have created wonderful work. But Jan Gehl, the Danish urban planner, sees architecture differently. Quoting a colleague, Ralph...

Jul 1, 2016

"Failure is a very creative place," asserts James Nicola, artistic director of New York Theater Workshop, where singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin developed Hadestown, a folk opera based on the Orpheus myth. But is failure really so useful, or is it just, well, failure? Rachel and Anais...