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August 24, 2016
From one election cycle to the next, a defining question continues to divide the country’s political parties: Should the government play a major or a minor role in the...
Left to right: Linda Powell stars as Portia, and Adriano Iurresevich portrays Arragon, in a performance of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" by Compagnia de’ Colombari.
August 19, 2016
This year marks the intersection of two milestones — the 500th year of the formation of the Venetian Ghetto, the area of Venice where Jews were forced to live under the...
The Beinecke Library holds one of the world’s largest collections of rare books and manuscripts. PHOTO: JESSICA HILL FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
July 21, 2016
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—When Yale University’s Beinecke library opened in 1963, curators smoked at their desks and a small fire once erupted when the inaugural director flicked a...