January/February 2018

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Arabic New Finds 8

Books of Revelation

A project to scan documents found in the walls of a remote monastery is reshaping our view of the connections between East and West

dragon statue

In Search of Vietnam

The battles of 1968 are long over. But the struggle to confront the truth goes on

John Lennon chats with Mike Love

The Road to Bliss

Beach Boys singer Mike Love recalls what it was like to be at the Indian locale, which remains a destination for fans of music and meditation


A Seismic Year

The nation is still reckoning with the changes that came in that fateful year

The Ed Sullivan Show

Fallen Angel

The mirage of the singer's soaring success echoes the mirage of post-war tranquility at home

Locals cross a small wooden foot bridge

The Ghosts of My Lai

In the hamlet where U.S. troops killed hundreds of men, women and children, survivors are ready to forgive the most infamous American soldier of the war

National Guard troops

I Am a Man

In his final days, Martin Luther King Jr. stood by striking sanitation workers. We returned to the city to see what has changed—and what hasn’t

The book was published

Back When the End Was Near

'The Population Bomb' made dire predictions—and triggered a wave of repression around the world

Sumaiya Sabnam

Bobby’s Kids

At the site of Robert Kennedy's assassination, the kids at a Los Angeles public school keep his spirit alive


Rage Against the Machine

A short story reimagines the riots at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the chaos that shocked the world

Women gleefully threw objects

Dethroning Miss America

Miss America pageant is under new leadership after a sexist email scandal. But the pageant has a long history of controversy—including the 1968 protests

Engelbart designed the mouse to replace the light pen as a pointing device.

The Man Who Invented the Future

Two decades before the personal computer, a shy engineer unveiled the tools that would drive the tech revolution


Houston, We Have A Photo

The mission returned to Earth with one of the most famous images in history



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Girl Power

How the Madeleine L'Engle novel liberated young adult literature

Muses of Modern Art

The celebrated portraitist’s glittering images of black women upend tradition

Disappearing Ink

Either due to conquest or simply the ravages of time, these founding papers of civilizations around the world will remain mysteries forever

Hot Ticket

The biggest show in Washington 150 years ago was the trial against the President of the United States

The Forgotten Story of the Man Who Gave Us Kale

A new book details the life of adventurer-botanist David Fairchild

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