"Difference" by Jane Kramer: The roots of the violent protests sweeping across France.
THE TALK OF THE TOWN
"Darwin in Manhattan" by Ben McGrath: A new exhibit examines the Father of Evolution - controversial then, and now.
LETTER FROM KASHMIR
"Fault Lines" by Steve Coll: A devastating earthquake shakes the region's political foundations.
OUR FAR-FLUNG CORRESPONDENTS
"Green Dreams" by Cynthia Zarin: A queen, a shipwreck, and the mystery behind a rare set of jewels.
"The Year of Spaghetti" by Haruki Murakami: Life, and the making of pasta.
A CRITIC AT LARGE
"Prisoner of Narnia" by Adam Gopnik: How C. S. Lewis escaped.