A patient ward in Buffalo State Hospital. Photographs by Christopher Payne.


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Arthur Koestler in New York City.

Heart of Darkness

Michael Kimmage reviews Heart of Darkness by Michael Scammell.

Wrestling with Moses by Anthony Flint

Giant Slayer

A review of Anthony Flint's Wrestling with Moses: How Jane Jacobs Took on New York’s Master Builder and Transformed the American City

No Enchanted Palace by Mark Mazower

Creation Myths

Claudio Rosett reviews Mark Mazower's No Enchanted Palace: The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations.

Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground by Matthew Niederhauser ’05CC

China Club

A review of Sound Kapital: Beijing’s Music Underground by photographer Matthew Niederhauser ’05CC

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