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Coexistence en francais, Mel Gibson, and more

French Connections

Arab-Jewish relations in a tense Paris neighborhood

Claude Levi-Strauss Dies

French-Jewish founder of structuralism was 100

Couldn’t Resist

French artists and Nazi rule

It’s a Small World

Albert Kahn’s 100-year-old photography project brought humanity into focus

Moving Pictures

In his late artworks, Arbit Blatas took on the Holocaust

Return of the Nonexistent

Can a son’s failure to have a bar mitzvah be a mitzvah?

All the Right Moves

A chess amateur shows how the game has mesmerized through the ages

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

How Parisian decorator Jean-Michel Frank redefined the look of luxury

Animal Planet

While peers experimented in abstraction, Chaim Soutine was faithful to the figure

‘Strangely Independent of Place’

Augie March, who turns 50 this year, starts his journey in Chicago. Bellow avoided it altogether while creating this legendary character, but no matter where he went, the city dominated his imagination.

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