Religion and Belief

Yemen Asks U.S. for Help to Curb Smuggling of Looted Ancient Artifacts

Yemeni officials say they need help in recovering artifacts that have been looted from ancient sites and museums during the ongoing civil war.

Essay: Turning the ‘Curse of Ham’ Into a Blessing

Four new literary works revisit African history, refiguring age-old maledictions as a birthright, a special form of insight, a superpower, a redemption. Julian Lucas explains.

Seven Comic Books for This Season (and the Next)

Some new graphic novels and comics nod to holidays past and those to come. Let the new tales — and some classics — unfold.