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13.7: Cosmos And Culture

An Intersection Of Science And Art In Rembrandt's 'Anatomy Lesson'

The artist's painting of a medical school demonstration is more than just a picture; it is an occasion for thinking about the ways sight and thought, art and science, need each other, says Alva Noë.

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Movie Interviews

David Oyelowo On Acting, His Royal Roots And The One Role He Won't Take

The British-born Nigerian actor talks about playing an American veteran in Nightingale, the reasons he stays in character for weeks at a time and his aversion to playing "the black best friend."

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In 2014, BookCon responded to the We Need Diverse Books campaign by inviting it to form its own panel. Pictured here, left to right: I.W. Gregorio, Mike Jung, Matt de la Pena, Grace Lin and Jacqueline Woodson. Courtesy of ReedPOP hide caption

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Book News & Features

A Year Later, #WeNeedDiverseBooks Has Left Its Mark On BookCon

The Twitter campaign was born out of the controversy around the lack of diverse voices in the event's panels. This year, one organizer says, the first panel they booked was with that campaign.

Back At Base

On The California Shore, Sizing Up Female Marines' Combat Readiness

The Marines are conducting a yearlong experiment aimed at settling whether women can handle the punishing world of ground combat. The goal is to create gender-neutral physical standards.

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