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Our Texts are Palatial: Words from Amos Oz and Fania Oz-Salzberger

Follow @faniaoz Jews and Words is a book that celebrates the written word with a very particular voice that grew out of a lifetime of father-daughter conversations between co-authors Amos Oz, and Fania Oz-Salberger. As Martin Peretz of the Wall Street Journal noted, “You cannot get the taste of this

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Q&A With Kristie Macrakis, Author of Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. It is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes. Spies were imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or

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On the Anniversary of the Iraq War

On March 20, 2003, coalition forces led by the United States and the United Kingdom invaded Iraq in what is still seen as a highly controversial decision made by the United States and its allies to “end the regime of Saddam Hussein” and to eliminate what were allegedly weapons of

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YUP Director John Donatich Interviews Leo Damrosch on Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift, although widely remembered as both an author and a public figure, remains quite enigmatic today. Leo Damrosch, author of the New York Times Notable Book of 2013, Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World, and Ernest Bernbaum Research Professor of Literature at Harvard University, recently discussed the man’s mysterious

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Surprising Trends from the World of Online Gaming

Read Nick Yee’s piece on how the media gets video games wrong on the Huffington Post.   Online games such as Second Life or EverQuest might seem escapes from reality, opportunities to create new persona and new worlds. In his book, The Proteus Paradox, gaming researcher Nick Yee instead contends

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Animating Anthro with Art: An interview with Paleo-Artist John Gurche

Follow @yaleSCIbooks View a gallery of images and read an excerpt from Shaping Humanity on Discover!   When you see dug-up primate bones at a natural history museum or in the science classroom, it can be difficult to fully grasp the notion that they belonged to beings that lived and breathed millennia

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Q & A with the Authors of Before the Door of God: An Anthology of Devotional Poetry

Follow @yaleRELIbooks With the holiday season in full-swing, Christmas carols are playing every where you go. These hymns are part of a much larger tradition of devotional poetry extensively laid out in Before the Door of God, an anthology edited by Jay Hopler and Kimberly Johnson. We spoke with Hopler and

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The Mayoral Impact: First the Cities, then the World

Boston and New York are entering new eras in their respective histories. Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino is ending his 20-year period in office while Michael Bloomberg is stepping down after serving the city of New York for 12 years. More than ever before, mayoral elections are being closely watched by

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Nigel Simeone Introduces The Leonard Bernstein Letters

Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician – a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. He was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and

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Finding Joy and Wisdom in the Unexpected: Raising a Child with a Disability

Follow @yaleSCIbooks Read a post by Rachel Adams on the New York Times “Motherlode” blog!   Rachel Adams held a long-time fascination with freaks and admired those who embraced their otherness by resisting attempts to be normalized by society. But after years of studying freaks—many of whom today would be

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