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Ian Brunskill
The Writing on the Wall

What do the spray-painted New York subway cars of the 1980s have in common with the graffiti-covered walls of the Arab Spring?

For a Little Room Behind the Shop

How Montaigne found happiness: He helped himself.

The Gallic Orwell

Albert Camus and George Orwell had much in common, not least an early death and the elastic use of their literary legacies.

Endangered Epicures

Have the French lost their knack for culinary exceptionalism?

A German Complex

Old wounds weep as the Baader-Meinhof gang hits German theaters.

Through a Wine Glass, Darkly

How a vinous fraudster rocked the wine industry.

Back in the DDR

Von Donnersmarck’s The Lives of Others finally gets under the skin of Stasiland.

No Piece for the Wicked?

Should famously nasty people rate an obituary? It’s debatable.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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