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Deepak Chopra Has Never Been Sick |

Deepak Chopra, the doctor and self-help guru, who turns seventy-three next week, has written more than one book for every year he has been alive. Chopra was born in New Delhi and studied medicine...

The Joy of Being a Horrible Goose in a Time of Moral Crisis |

When I was eleven years old, I watched a teen-age boy shoot a goose from point-blank range. It was summer, and I was helping out on a farm run by a friend of my...

Rosine Mbakam’s Intimate Documentaries of Cameroon and the Diaspora |

From the first shot of Rosine Mbakam’s first feature, “The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman” (2016)—a view of a long, dark road through a car windshield, as the director, in voice-over, discusses her...

Misreading Harold Bloom |

Sometimes all you remember of a teacher is a voice—“a way of happening, a mouth.” I never met Harold Bloom, but like many of his readers, I thought I knew his voice very well....

The Trash-Talk Pyrotechnics of the “Succession” Finale |

In the first scene of the Season 2 finale of HBO’s “Succession,” Cousin Greg, like a page boy or lanky messenger shyly stalking to center stage, enters a Senate hearing to testify about systemic...

Let’s Talk About the Yacht Clothes on “Succession” |

In January, 1973, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times flew to Nice, France, to interview the director Herbert Ross about “The Last of Sheila,” a mystery picture that he was shooting on the...

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