Arts & Letters
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Four keys to sustaining strong, countercultural religious community
Like Godzilla before it, the new film Colossal entertains while shedding harsh light on American adventurism abroad.
A novel explores the form it could take.
A cheerleader for the U.S. as global policeman severely overestimates how much anyone—Americans or otherwise—agrees with his idea.
Steve Levenson’s play, If I Forget, at the Laura Pels Theater
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