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Picturing dementia

A review of Roz Chast and Dana Walrath

Dementia is graphic. These illustrated narratives draw out insights to provide empathy and healing for caregivers.

Words made pulp

Why I destroy books

Twice a year I take a day off to undo the work I get paid to do. This sounds batty, but it's becoming a spiritual practice of mine.

Is Trump like Hitler?

The value and limits of analogy

A narcissistic demagogue is different from a racist-völkisch one. But Trump's ideological unpredictability bears its own dangers.

Theological horror

Few Americans may believe in witches—or in a Puritan God. Yet The Witch explores human impulses that are still with us.

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Picturing dementia

A review of Roz Chast and Dana Walrath

Words made pulp

Why I destroy books

Is Trump like Hitler?

The value and limits of analogy