Simon Sebag Montefiore
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The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM

Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...


Agony and Ecstasy: 'Jerusalem:The Biography'
23 Feb 2012 // 1:10 AM

Jerusalem makes an engrossing case for history as a teeming, unruly cacophony leavened by humanitarian undercurrents.

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar by Simon Sebag Montefiore
7 Feb 2006 // 6:00 PM

Despite the many humanizing elements, the actual figure of Stalin only continues to recede from easy comprehension, tangled in layer upon layer of personal contradiction and paradox.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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