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Crimeless Indian Village Suggests People Can Live Without Even Basic Security Measures

In remote Shani Shinganapur, homes lack front doors and merchants never lock their shops.

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Groucho: The Comedy of Existence

“Groucho and his brothers are outlaws, outcasts, and singular reproaches to society’s injustices and hypocrisies ... with deep roots in Jewish forms of irony and dissent,” author Lee Siegel writes. The famous dance sequence with Harpo leading a troupe of black children and adults, often dismissed as “another instance of Hollywood racism, is, on the contrary, as strong a statement of racial equality as you can find on the world of film.”

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Neil Young Now OK With Donald Trump Using His Music

“He actually got a license to use it,” the musician said.

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‘Big Stink, Necessary Evil’: A Poem That Will Change Your Perspective on the Atomic Bombings (Audio)

Jill McDonough’s poem on the planes that followed and photographed the atomic bombs the U.S. dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan during World War II is a harrowing depiction of the justifications that follow mass destruction.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE



Judge Gives the Go-Ahead to Bill Cosby’s Sexual Assault Trial (Video)

Bill Cosby appeared on Tuesday in a Norristown, Pa., court to receive news of a development in his 2004 sexual assault case that he and his defense team were working hard to avoid.

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Elijah Wood: Hollywood Is Rife With Organized Child Abuse

The “Lord of the Rings” star and former child actor draws parallels between the U.S. entertainment scene and attacks attributed to the late British TV star Jimmy Savile.

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Director Mira Nair on Who Decides What’s ‘Marginal’ and Why People Should Tell Their Own Story

In “Queen of Katwe,” the “Monsoon Wedding” filmmaker turns to Uganda to capture the tale of a young, rural chess prodigy and remind us that genius is everywhere.

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The Gene: An Intimate History

The gene has been called “one of the most dangerous ideas in history.” What we believe about genes is much of what we believe about ourselves and our fellow men and women. Those beliefs can amplify our humanity or demean it; they can be the basis for liberation or for the Holocaust.

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‘Weiner’ Film Review: This Is What Our Democracy Looks Like

The career of Anthony Weiner (remember him?) may have imploded, but his personal and professional disasters provide the basis for what may be the most unnervingly canny treatment yet of our celebrity-mad political culture.

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‘Maggie’s Plan’ Film Review: ‘Annie Hall’ for Millennials

“Maggie’s Plan” marks Rebecca Miller’s rowdy comedic debut, and it’s so sharp about modern dating and mating that you could dice an onion with it.

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