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May 4, 2011

Things Noted Here & There

Blake Gopnik, "Gabriel Metsu, Vermeer's Forgotten Rival," Daily Beast, 29 April, reviews "Gabriel Metsu 1629–1667," an exhibit at Washington, DC's National Gallery of Art.

Adam Kirsch, "House Divided," Tablet, 3 May, reviews Marc Lee Raphael's The Synagogue in America: A Short History.

Drew Gilpin Faust, "Telling War Stories: Reflections of a Civil War Historian," Humanities, May/June, is her Jefferson Lecture for 2011. Jim Leach, "Drew Gilpin Faust, Daughter of the South, President of Harvard," ibid., interviews her. David W. Blight, "A Historian's Historian," ibid., is Blight's appreciation of Faust.

John Richardson, "Picasso's Erotic Code," Vanity Fair, May, previews "Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'Amour Fou," an exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery on West 21st Street, in Manhattan.

Ekaterina Loushnikova, "The Last Prisoner," oDRussia: Post-Soviet world, 28 April, interviews Pavel Galitsky, a 100-year-old survivor of 15 years in a Siberian labor camp.

Thomas de Waal, "Chechens I Used to Know," National Interest, May/June, reviews Ilyas Akhmadov's and Miriam Lanskoy's The Chechen Struggle: Independence Won and Lost, German Sadulaev's I am a Chechen!, trans. by Anna Gunin, and Robert W. Schaefer's The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad.

Pankaj Mishra reviews Anatol Lieven's Pakistan: A Hard Country for the Guardian, 30 April.

Peniel E. Joseph, "Rescuing Malcolm X From His Calculated Myths," CHE, 1 May, reviews Manning Marable's Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention.

Finally, farewell to the distinguished British military historian, Richard Holmes.

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