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A Festival at the Intersection of Amsterdam and Africa

A Festival at the Intersection of Amsterdam and Africa

AMSTERDAM — William Kentridge stood at a podium and waved a hand authoritatively. “Fumms bö wö tää zää Uu, pögiff, kwii Ee,” he said decisively. The audience at the Frascati Theater here laughed as Mr. Kentridge continued to speak the meaningless — yet somehow meaning-filled

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets

A Library Thrives, Quietly, in One of Pakistan’s Gun Markets

DARRA ADAM KHEL, Pakistan — This tribal district, located about 85 miles west of Islamabad, is best known for its sprawling weapons bazaar. Walking through it, the sounds of workshop machinery and craftsmen striking hammers become a nearly musical backdrop. A local book lover, Raj

In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

In a Gray City, Some See a Blank Canvas

The 52 Places Traveler The 52 Places Traveler takes the midnight train to Aberdeen and finds an underappreciated city that’s quietly exploding with creativity. June 18, 2019 Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He

The Baltimore Symphony, Seeking Cuts, Locks Out Its Musicians

The Baltimore Symphony, Seeking Cuts, Locks Out Its Musicians

The cash-strapped Baltimore Symphony Orchestra locked out its musicians on Monday, as it sought to pressure the players into agreeing to a new contract with fewer paid weeks of work. “Due to the Baltimore Symphony’s urgent need to address longstanding financial issues and change its

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91

Mr. Reich reasoned that if a statutory entitlement, like welfare benefits, was considered property, it was entitled to greater legal protection, Justice Kline said, thereby advancing “an unconventional idea in a legally conventional and persuasive way.” As a result, the Supreme Court ruled in Goldberg

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