Through the ages

From Image and Narrative, Donata Meneghelli (Bologna): What Can a Film Make of a Book? Seeing Literature Through Apocalypse Now and Barry Lyndon. From Eat the State, not your grandfather’s GOP: Lansing Scott on how it helps to understand the long arc of historical developments that built what the GOP is today (and part 2 and part 3). Conor Friedersdorf on the English-speaking world's issue with women's breasts. Simon Garfield on maps through the ages — in pictures. There’s a special kind of bracing refreshment when a commentator proclaims outright that a vote for Obama is a vote for the Holocaust. Icelanders vote in favor of a new, crowdsourced constitution. Nigel Warburton on a very little history of philosophy. Molly Redden on five loopy candidates who will probably lose. Darwin, that genius, was Responsible for Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot: Mark Joseph Stern on the latest effort to smear evolution by natural selection. Mitt Romney wants Republicans confident, President Obama wants Democrats scared. Slave states vs. free states, 2012: A century and a half later, we've come full circle — the red-blue state divide falls along Confederate-Union lines.