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Netflix makes a statement in India with “Sacred Games”

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SOMEWHERE in Mumbai, a fluffy white Pomeranian is flung from a skyscraper. As it twists and falls towards the pavement, the opening credits roll; it lands with a splat at the feet of uniformed, shrieking schoolgirls. 129 more words

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A grammatical analysis of Donald Trump’s double negatives

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FEW grammatical issues in history can have been quite as consequential. In Helsinki, Donald Trump rhetorically sized up the statements of his own director of national intelligence against those of Vladimir Putin, the former KGB spy standing a few feet away. 156 more words

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The tiny, global cities of Bodys Isek Kingelez

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“A NATION that can’t make models is a nation that doesn’t understand things, a nation that doesn’t live,” said Bodys Isek Kingelez. The figurative meaning of the Congolese artist’s words resonates: poor planning has led to instability, financial ruin and crises of all kinds in countries around the world. 133 more words

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“Who is America?” contains genuine insight, despite itself

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HERE is a thought experiment for an idle Tuesday. Which of the following is more likely to test the boundaries of credulity: that a handful of Republican congressmen, former congressmen and sundry right-wingers would think that arming three-year-olds is, actually, now you mention it, quite a good way to deal with school shootings? 137 more words

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Imagining the “Trump in Europe” opera

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AFTER decades of tense relations with China, Richard Nixon in 1972 undertook a pathbreaking visit to the communist country. So historic was the American president’s trip that John Adams was inspired to write an opera about it. 136 more words

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France wins the World Cup, beating Croatia 4-2

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TWENTY years after their first triumph, the French national football team are again world champions. Their 4-2 victory over Croatia in Moscow ended a World Cup that turned out to be perhaps the most gripping in a generation. 142 more words

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“Path of Blood” shows an uncomfortable humanity behind inhumane acts

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THE rise of al-Qaeda, and America’s resulting “war on terror”, has been well documented on film. Less known are the domestic efforts of Arab countries to stem jihadism. 162 more words

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