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Stephen Phelan’s work has appeared in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Believer.
The Doomsday Clock is set to two minutes to midnight—the same position it held in 1953, when the United States and USSR detonated their first hydrogen bombs. So why don't we make movies about nuclear war anymore?
“However you find your society . . . you do not have to embrace its lies, or become complicitors in its cruelties,” wrote E. L. Doctorow, whose novels offer a map for navigating the Trump era.
Spain struggles to honor the legacy of Cervantes.
Overnight, the hopeful, broad-based, grassroots independence movement gave rise to the righteous wronged.
Scotland’s independence referendum is a contest between the head and the heart, between love and money.
Shigeru Ban's humanitarianism is unquestioned, but are his designs too humble to warrant architecture's most coveted prize?
Before In Cold Blood, there was Operation Massacre.
Did Pinochet's goons murder Pablo Neruda? There was only one way to find out.
Onagawa: a place in the modern world that had suddenly passed from existence. Remembering Japan’s tsunami.
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