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Thomas Cole, American Moralist
Why this 19th-century master of the Hudson River landscape, who used his art to argue against industry’s assaults, is politically right for right now.
Easter Island Is Eroding
Rising ocean levels are causing waves to break on the statues and platforms built a thousand years ago. The island risks losing its cultural heritage. Again.
Remarkable Women We Overlooked in Our Obituaries
The poet Sylvia Plath and the novelist Charlotte Brontë. Ida B. Wells, the anti-lynching activist. These extraordinary women — and so many others — did not have obituaries in The New York Times. Until now.
Letter: Melania’s Gilded Cage
The first lady is staying with her husband until he leaves the White House because of her devotion to her son, a reader writes.
‘Lean In’: Five Years Later
For some, Sheryl Sandberg’s book has been a powerful manifesto. Others have dismissed it as naïve and irrelevant. What is its actual legacy?