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What We Do in the Shadows

The celebrity scandal of the year has been the discovery of just what lengths some actors will go to in order to get their children parts in our leading universities.…

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On the Corner of Myth and Main

There was a time when I didn’t know that I lived in Middle America. When I was very young, growing up in eastern Minnesota, I thought I was just an…

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A Polite Coup

Thailand's king is in declining health; Ian Buruma examines why the country so often finds itself under military rule

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A Polite Coup

Why one of Asia’s most open societies keeps turning to military rule

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Silicon Ally

From an interview with Richard Rodriguez published in the Spring 2014 issue of Boom: A Journal of California. Rodriguez is the author, most recently, of Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography, excerpted…

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