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Profiles

The Duke in His Domain

Marlon Brando, on location.

The Art of the Profile

Character studies.

Secrets of the Magus

hg0088Ricky Jay does closeup magic that flouts reality.

April 5, 1993

Ghosts in the House

How Toni Morrison fostered a generation of black writers.

October 19, 2003

Forty-One False Starts

hg0088How does the painter David Salle know when to stop? How does the author know where to start? It’s all a question of process.

July 21, 2014

Critics on the Classics

From “The Grapes of Wrath” to “The Handmaid's Tale.”

Expeditions to Gilead and Seegard

hg0088Margaret Atwood and Iris Murdoch give their imaginations room to roam.

May 4, 1986

So It Goes

The protest of Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse-Five.”

May 9, 1969

American Revolution

John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and other stories of the frontier.

April 7, 1939

Black Man’s Burden

How Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man” confronts progressive racism.

May 23, 1952
Picks from the Archive

Silent Spring—I

hg0088Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.

Silent Spring—II

Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.

Silent Spring—III

Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking investigation into the harmful effects of DDT and other pesticides on the environment.

Cartoons from the Archive