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Death and burial

Beyond the Broken Window

William Bratton and the new police state

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Giving Up the Ghost

The eternal allure of life after death

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Tools Rush In

From comments appended to a post made last November on, a “non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders.” The post sought volunteers to guard…

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The Body Politic

The battle over Pablo Neruda’s corpse

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Guns and Poses

Smuggling and subterfuge in the North African desert

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Putin’s Double

By Emmanuel Carrère, from Limonov, to be published in October by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Carrère’s books include The Adversary, My Life as a Russian Novel, and Lives Other Than…

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Severance Package

By Frances Larson, from Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Heads Found, forthcoming in November from Liveright. Read More

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What the Camera Saw

Investigating a Turkish protester’s death

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