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On the Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko

The “poetician, not politician” always seemed conscious of the Russian adage that a great writer is more than a writer—he is a second government. (Yevtushenko is pictured here with Katrina vanden Heuvel.) 

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‘Building the Wall’: Staging America’s Worst Immigration Nightmare

Playwright Robert Schenkkan sounds the alarm about a scenario he says “absolutely” could come to pass in the United States.

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Book Suggests That as a Result of Our Environmental Actions, We Are Contemplating Our Own Extinction

Human mistreatment of the planet is ushering in a new geological era—one that will not be pleasant, according to public ethics professor Clive Hamilton’s “Defiant Earth.”

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My Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1932-2017)

The Russian poet, who died Saturday at 83, was at the forefront of the cult of poetry that swept the Soviet Union in the decades after Joseph Stalin’s death.

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Poems From the Pond

Peggy Freydberg’s sharp sense of humor and observation are at odds with this book’s presentation.

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What Is Sex For?

In his new book, “The End of Patriarchy,” Robert Jensen says that sex plays a variety of roles, but in a just society, people should not be bought and sold for sexual services.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 5)

The final article in the series offers some closely guarded data about audience gender breakdowns, and insights from filmmakers Mira Nair (shown left), Ava DuVernay (shown right), Nancy Meyers and Stacy Title. 

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Activists Dress in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Robes to Protest Texas Abortion Legislation

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel inspires a group of women to wear the book’s signature red robes to a Texas Senate meeting.

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I Am Brian Wilson

The musician we meet in this book looks back on his mid-’70s Beach Boys caricature with sympathy and dread. As his gentle voice emerges from the pages, a more definitive picture takes shape.

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What Happened to the Female Directors of Hollywood? (Part 4)

The ’80s and ’90s brought welcome advances for female filmmakers. But would the bias that produced the term “chick flick” remain? (Shown: A screen shot from Mira Nair’s 1991 film “Mississippi Masala.”)

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