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Northern Phoenix

by Paul W. Werth
The conflagration of the Winter Palace, 1837

The Uses of History

by John Connelly
The war in Ukraine and Russia's imperial past

Melt / Rise

by Cymene Howe
The global interconnectedness of water

The Night Woman

Fiction by Lauren Groff
A night in the woods

Aren’t They Strange

by Ying Zhang
Exemplary deaths of premodern Chinese individuals


Fiction by Alexandra Chreiteh
Or, Who killed Issam Sukkar?

American Democracy’s Polycrisis

by Joshua Sellers
The Supreme Court and the future of democracy

Cozy, Fragile Things

by Suzanne L. Marchand
The remarkable diversity of Biedermeier porcelain

Earth’s Greatest Hits

by Alexander Rehding
Do aliens like human music?

To Make a King

by Damián Fernández
Rebellion, legitimacy, and the Visigothic quest for order after Rome

Eric Wesley. Artist Portfolio

with an introduction by Jan Tumlir

The Visible Hand

by Etel Solingen
Global supply chains and geopolitics

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