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A God in Ruins

A new novel takes its place in the line of powerful works about young men and war, and recognizes the courage of those in war’s aftermath, who are left to pick up the pieces.

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‘A Small Needful Fact’: Possibly the Most Heartbreaking Piece on Eric Garner You’ll Read

Ross Gay’s unforgettable poem about Eric Garner—who was choked to death by an NYPD officer last July—reads like a memorial wreath, delicately pieced together with pain and sprouts of hope.

Posted on Jul 1, 2015 READ MORE



Maybe It’s Time to Terminate

“Terminator Genisys” is unnecessarily complicated by so many time twists and warps that even an ardent fan of the franchise must admit that its future is behind it.

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Misty Copeland Makes History as American Ballet Theatre’s First Black Female Principal Dancer

At 32, Misty Copeland has already emerged as a bona fide star of the ballet world by many measures. On Tuesday, she added a big feather to the already impressive plumage in her proverbial cap.

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Will the Machines Ever Rise Up?

“Apocalyptic pronouncements from scientists and entrepreneurs have driven [a] surge in interest” in artificial intelligence, writes The Guardian’s science editor Ian Sample. But is it reasonable to expect that machines will one day willfully turn on their human creators?

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Almond Garden

The Badam Bagh (“Almond Garden”) penitentiary on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, is home to many incarcerated women whose stories are told in photographs and text in a new book by Gabriela Maj, a Polish-Canadian photographer based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Posted on Jun 26, 2015 READ MORE



Univision Dumps Trump’s Miss USA Pageant, Trump Tweets ‘I Love Mexico’ (Updated)

UPDATE: Turns out that publicly declaring that migrants from Mexico to the U.S. are almost all “rapists” and criminals prone to shepherding drugs across the border—with a few as-yet-unconfirmed “good people” mixed in—doesn’t make for ideal neighborly relations.

Posted on Jun 25, 2015 READ MORE



On the Charleston Shooting and the Daily Tragedy of ‘Living While Black’

Poet Claudia Rankine’s painfully powerful piece delves into how the “killing of black people is an unending spectacle” that leaves black Americans in a constant state of mourning and raises the question, “What kind of country do we live in?”

Posted on Jun 24, 2015 READ MORE



Black Hole

Black holes have been posited as the basis of time machines, gateways to other universes and the seeds from which baby universes are born. Yet the new book “Black Hole” shows that at every step in its intellectual history, the concept of black holes has been resisted tooth and nail by physicists.

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‘Inside Out’ Turns Pixar’s Usual Formula on Its Head

A female protagonist? And a focus on emotion? What’s going on here? Maybe the animation company has learned some life lessons.

Posted on Jun 17, 2015 READ MORE


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