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  • Theban Desert Road Survey

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    The lost city

    A discovery in the desert could rewrite the history of ancient Egypt.

    Sep/Oct 2010
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    The Velázquez in the basement

    A curator tells how it feels to discover a masterpiece.

    Sep/Oct 2010
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    To an aesthete dying young

    A National Book Award–winning writer pays tribute to a Yale roommate who killed himself last year.

    Jul/Aug 2010
  • Matthew Sussman

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    Professor of mambo

    Robert Farris Thompson—Master T—teaches "the black aesthetic of the cool."

    Jul/Aug 2010
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    Your summer reading assignment

    Dotty royal memoirs! Thousand-year-old Persian epics! “Blistering, high-voltage prose!” We asked Yale faculty what you should bring to the beach.

    Jul/Aug 2010
  • Peter Yang

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    The prose whisperer

    A writer's writer turns mentor to Yale undergraduates.

    May/Jun 2010