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    Trump Flips on Immigrant Amnesty—for Now

    Trump Flips on Immigrant Amnesty—for Now

    Donald Trump is now for amnesty—maybe, sort of, at least for a little bit.In his interview with Time magazine for his Person of the Year award, the mogul discussed the plight of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who have othe...

    Is the latest flip-flop a true reversal from the president-elect, or just another false flag?

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    Watch FDR’s Day of Infamy Speech

    Watch FDR’s Day of Infamy Speech

    Full transcript below: Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.The United States was at peace with that Nation...

    See the president’s famed address to Congress following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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    The Most Anti-Muslim Administration Ever

    The Most Anti-Muslim Administration Ever

    The Most Anti-Muslim Administration Ever

    A clash of civilizations is truly brewing. But it’s not Islam versus the West, as right-wing pundits want you to believe. Rather it’s the Trump administration versus Islam. And no one is happier about this than ISIS and Al Qaeda.Donald Trump, with...

    From Flynn to Carson to Bannon, Donald Trump’s presidential team is taking shape as the most blatantly anti-Muslim ever. We must not accept this.

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    Trump dreamers

    Trump Flips on Immigrant Amnesty—for Now

    Trump Flips on Immigrant Amnesty—for Now

    Donald Trump is now for amnesty—maybe, sort of, at least for a little bit.In his interview with Time magazine for his Person of the Year award, the mogul discussed the plight of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who have othe...

    Is the latest flip-flop a true reversal from the president-elect, or just another false flag?

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    What to Learn From Hillary’s Tragedy

    What to Learn From Hillary’s Tragedy

    As Democrats debate why they lost the 2016 elections, Hillary Clinton must feel like the star-crossed heroine in a Greek tragedy. She beat Donald Trump handily, by a margin of at least 2.6 million votes. Yet even in winning, the fates (and the Ele...

    The art of political persuasion matters more than the mechanics of mobilization.

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    Joe Biden on 'Colbert'

    Biden Clears Up 2020 Talk With Colbert

    Biden Clears Up 2020 Talk With Colbert

    It was over a year ago, during Stephen Colbert’s first week as host of the Late Show, that Vice President Joe Biden openly admitted that he did not feel he had the emotional energy to run for president following the untimely death of his son Beau....

    Vice President Biden returned to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Tuesday to clarify his comments about a 2020 run against Donald Trump.

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    Entertainment

    Star Wars: Rogue One

L to R: Actors Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen

Photo Credit: Jonathan Olley

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    Neo-Nazis Are Trying to #DumpStarWars

    Neo-Nazis Are Trying to #DumpStarWars

    First they came for Starbucks and the Broadway play Hamilton, and now Star Wars.Yes, a group of no-sex-having, basement-dwelling neo-Nazis who fancy themselves the “alt-right” have once again taken to their favorite medium, Twitter, to air their g...

    Forty years after its debut, the so-called ‘alt-right’ (translation: white supremacists) at last discovered that ‘Star Wars’ is an anti-Nazi fable—and are planning to boycott ‘Rogue ...

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    Lauer to Trump: Maybe Stop Watching SNL?

    Lauer to Trump: Maybe Stop Watching SNL?

    If the Today show’s Matt Lauer was trying to make up for what was widely criticized as a softball interview with Donald Trump two months before Election Day at NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum, he could have picked a better opening question.“Last ye...

    In a phone interview with the president-elect on Wednesday, Matt Lauer’s toughest question was about ‘Saturday Night Live.’

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    Mark Wahlberg intv , 'Patriot's Day'

    Mark Wahlberg Gets Patriotic

    Mark Wahlberg Gets Patriotic

    Patriots Day, Peter Berg’s vivid portrayal of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, wears its heart on its sleeve as it pays homage to the victims who lost their lives and limbs on one of the proudest days of the year in one of the p...

    The acclaimed actor and director Peter Berg discuss their new film ‘Patriots Day,’ a high-octane thriller depicting the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.

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    Pearl Harbor

    My Dad’s Top Secret Pearl Harbor Mission

    My Dad’s Top Secret Pearl Harbor Mission

    In early 1941, there were many well-informed Honolulu residents who believed that war with Japan was imminent. The U.S. Navy carefully groomed several prominent citizens to train for inevitable warfare. This elite group was primed to assume key st...

    My father, Harry B. Soria Sr., was a radio personality in Hawaii. He was also one of several Honolulu residents secretly serving in the U.S. Navy should Hawaii be attacked. His recor...

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    Lauer to Trump: Maybe Stop Watching SNL?

    Lauer to Trump: Maybe Stop Watching SNL?

    If the Today show’s Matt Lauer was trying to make up for what was widely criticized as a softball interview with Donald Trump two months before Election Day at NBC’s Commander-in-Chief forum, he could have picked a better opening question.“Last ye...

    In a phone interview with the president-elect on Wednesday, Matt Lauer’s toughest question was about ‘Saturday Night Live.’

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    Conan on Berlin

    Conan Uses Comedy as Diplomacy in Berlin

    Conan Uses Comedy as Diplomacy in Berlin

    At some point next year, Conan O’Brien is hoping to take his TBS late-night show on the road to Middle America in an effort to bridge the gap between “coastal elites” like him and the voters who helped elect Donald Trump. But first, he is bringing...

    In his latest international special, O’Brien puts a human face on Middle Eastern refugees in Berlin. Plus, watch an exclusive clip of his lunch with comedian Flula Borg.

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    Joe Biden on 'Colbert'

    Biden Clears Up 2020 Talk With Colbert

    Biden Clears Up 2020 Talk With Colbert

    It was over a year ago, during Stephen Colbert’s first week as host of the Late Show, that Vice President Joe Biden openly admitted that he did not feel he had the emotional energy to run for president following the untimely death of his son Beau....

    Vice President Biden returned to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ on Tuesday to clarify his comments about a 2020 run against Donald Trump.

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    Snubs and Surprises

    Grammy Snubs & Shockers: Beware of Kanye

    Grammy Snubs & Shockers: Beware of Kanye

    In most ways, this year's Grammy nominations were to bound to boring and, in a way, inevitably satisfying. The question wasn't if Adele's blockbuster return 25 and Beyoncé's game-changing cultural touchstone Lemonade would be n...

    2016: The year that Justin Bieber is more musically respected than Kanye West. While Adele and Beyoncé celebrate their big noms, let's rage at the worst omissions. (David Bowie!)

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    Conan on Berlin

    Conan Uses Comedy as Diplomacy in Berlin

    Conan Uses Comedy as Diplomacy in Berlin

    At some point next year, Conan O’Brien is hoping to take his TBS late-night show on the road to Middle America in an effort to bridge the gap between “coastal elites” like him and the voters who helped elect Donald Trump. But first, he is bringing...

    In his latest international special, O’Brien puts a human face on Middle Eastern refugees in Berlin. Plus, watch an exclusive clip of his lunch with comedian Flula Borg.

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    World News

    Trump's AF1 plans

    Trump Even Lies About Air Force One

    Trump Even Lies About Air Force One

    Air Force One, the heavily modified, white-and-blue-painted Boeing 747 that transports the president of the United States, is an enduring symbol of American power and prestige.It’s also the target of President-elect Donald Trump’s latest Twitter r...

    Yes, replacing Air Force One will be costly, but the president-elect is wrong about how much and why.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 21, 2016.

    Why Abe Is Really Going to Pearl Harbor

    Why Abe Is Really Going to Pearl Harbor

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (Liberal Democratic Party) soberly remembers the lessons of Pearl Harbor: A surprise attack can strike a devastating blow.By announcing his intentions, on the night of Dec. 5 in Tokyo, to pay respect to the dead ...

    No one is better at burying a story than Japanese officials.

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    Torture

    Poll: Americans Warm to Torture, Bombing

    Poll: Americans Warm to Torture, Bombing

    Bombarded by President-Elect Donald Trump’s election rhetoric promising to step up the campaign against the so-called Islamic State, Americans are more likely to accept torture and indiscriminate bombing of suspected terrorists than they were two ...

    An International Red Cross poll shows more Americans and other Westerners than ever before are OK with harsh tactics, yet those under fire still hope the laws of war apply to them.

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    Rome Falls to Trump's Barbarian Horde

    Rome Falls to Trump’s Barbarian Horde

    Rome Falls to Trump’s Barbarian Horde

    ROME — “A casa! A casa!” shouted the crowds marching through the streets of the Eternal City. Their demand: that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi “go home” after the crushing defeat of the constitutional referendum on which he foolishly staked his poli...

    Putin is stealth-invading the EU empire of liberal democracy. Vienna held out against the right-wing onslaught, but the Italian PM is out after a crushing loss.

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    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gestures during a press conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 21, 2016.

    Why Abe Is Really Going to Pearl Harbor

    Why Abe Is Really Going to Pearl Harbor

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan (Liberal Democratic Party) soberly remembers the lessons of Pearl Harbor: A surprise attack can strike a devastating blow.By announcing his intentions, on the night of Dec. 5 in Tokyo, to pay respect to the dead ...

    No one is better at burying a story than Japanese officials.

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    Assad

    How ISIS Returned to Syria

    How ISIS Returned to Syria

    This is the final chapter in a groundbreaking investigation by Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Roy Gutman that documents Bashar al-Assad’s sinister contributions to the creation of the so-called Islamic State. It demonstrates the dictator’s compli...

    After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.

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    French Ideologues

    The Alt-Right’s French Inspiration

    The Alt-Right’s French Inspiration

    NICE, France—Alain de Benoist is the prolific and quintessentially Gallic icon of France’s New Right, the political and philosophical school of thought that formed in Nice in January 1968—and somehow wound up as a principal inspiration for America...

    Elderly Frenchmen Alain de Benoist and Guillaume Faye are far from household names in Europe and the U.S. But their ideas have fueled white nationalism across both continents.

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    Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks on the phone with U.S. president-elect Donald Trump at her office in Taipei, Taiwan, December 3, 2016.

    Trump’s Taiwan Call Was a Good Thing

    Trump’s Taiwan Call Was a Good Thing

    Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, thinks Donald Trump has just put America on the road to war.In reality, the opposite may be true. The president-elect may have taken the first steps to stabilize East Asia.On Thursd...

    For too long, the West has cowered when Beijing huffed and puffed about Taiwan. Trump is finally calling its bluff.

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    Assad

    How ISIS Returned to Syria

    How ISIS Returned to Syria

    This is the final chapter in a groundbreaking investigation by Pulitzer-Prize-winning reporter Roy Gutman that documents Bashar al-Assad’s sinister contributions to the creation of the so-called Islamic State. It demonstrates the dictator’s compli...

    After nearly a decade of sponsoring jihad in next-door Iraq, Assad lost a third of his country to the same proxies.

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    U.S.

    A large group of protesters follows a supporter (C) of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer after Spencer spoke at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge - RTSV06D

    ‘Leave, Nazis!’ Greets Alt-Right

    ‘Leave, Nazis!’ Greets Alt-Right

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas—An anarchist in a black mask picked up a handful of rocks and threw them at a trio of white nationalists.“Leave, Nazis!” he screamed.The men ducked slightly and kept walking. They were the target of students and protesters a...

    Rocks were thrown amid violent confrontations as thousands of protesters faced down white supremacists, national socialists, and alt-right activists in Texas.

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    Firefighter Threatened Black Couple SEO: Black Couple: Firefighter Threatened to Kill Us but D.A. Won’t Charge

    Firefighter Threatened Black Couple

    Firefighter Threatened Black Couple

    Editor's Note: A Georgia firefighter was indicted Wednesday for allegedly spewing racial slurs and aiming a handgun at a black couple at an Applebee’s last year. The announcement came hours after The Daily Beast revealed initial misdemeano...

    A white firefighter allegedly called Marquist Curtis and his fiancée racial slurs, then pointed a gun at them. A year later, prosecutors still haven’t pursued him.

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    Dylann Roof is seen in this June 18, 2015 handout booking photo provided by Charleston County Sheriff's Office.   REUTERS/Charleston County Sheriff's Office/Handout via Reuters   FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTX2SCEV

    Dylann Roof Asks: What Is ‘Evil’?

    Dylann Roof Asks: What Is ‘Evil’?

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina—Dylann Roof sat quietly in court for most of last week, serving as his own lawyer. Facing the possibility of the death penalty for the 2015 massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Roof rarely voiced a request or an objection ...

    The accused murderer of nine black parishioners prepares to represent himself at a trial that could send him to death.

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    A large group of protesters follows a supporter (C) of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer after Spencer spoke at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Spencer Selvidge - RTSV06D

    ‘Leave, Nazis!’ Greets Alt-Right

    ‘Leave, Nazis!’ Greets Alt-Right

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas—An anarchist in a black mask picked up a handful of rocks and threw them at a trio of white nationalists.“Leave, Nazis!” he screamed.The men ducked slightly and kept walking. They were the target of students and protesters a...

    Rocks were thrown amid violent confrontations as thousands of protesters faced down white supremacists, national socialists, and alt-right activists in Texas.

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    Baby being born via Caesarean Section coming out

    No, C-Sections Aren’t Changing Humanity

    No, C-Sections Aren’t Changing Humanity

    Within just two generations, the cesarean section has revolutionized the birth process for millions of women and their babies. Now researchers are making headlines with the theory that the dramatic rise in the procedure is set to affect the very w...

    Cesarean sections have changed the way women bring children into the world, yes, but a study claiming C-sections are bucking evolution may be misguided.

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    Does Bud Selig getting into the hall of fame open the door for the steroids-era players?

    Baseball’s Steroid Era Hall of Famer

    Baseball’s Steroid Era Hall of Famer

    Bud Selig, newly elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, has been called the greatest commissioner of all time.Among his laudable accomplishments: making Major League Baseball more profitable than ever and helping to introduce revenue sharing and an...

    If the commissioner’s accomplishments shouldn’t be clouded by his legacy as overseer of the most notorious period in post-integration baseball, then why are the era’s best pitcher an...

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    Syrian War

    Syrian War Footage Is Now a Video Game

    Syrian War Footage Is Now a Video Game

    One day in late August, a lone Syrian BMP-1—a Soviet-designed cross between a tank and a tracked armored personnel carrier—made its way between the besieged Syrian Air Force Academy and advanced combat positions on the front. Throughout the summer...

    Military footage captured from drones and body cameras has created a new generation of military propaganda auteurs to the point where terrorist videos posted online are as captivatin...

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    Here's How Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Donald Trump has tapped two telecommunications lobbyists to head his FCC transition team. That’s bad news for net neutrality, the policy that says internet service providers must treat all data equally.Last Monday, Trump named Jeffrey Eisenach and...

    The principle that internet service providers should treat data equally was championed by the Obama administration, but corporate lackeys are set to overturn that on the FCC.

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    Fake Facebook News

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    I Write Fake News. Here’s What Works.

    At first, I created fake news stories stories that were meant to be head-turning: Hillary sold passport-making machines directly to ISIS. Obama won’t say the words “Radical Islam” because it would break an Islamic Spell he thinks he is protected b...

    Here’s what I learned trapping trending algorithms and the people of Facebook, even when I wasn’t really trying to.

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    Cult of Fitness: When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    When ‘Energy’ Drinks Had Real Energy

    By Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling frazzled? Flagging a bit as you rush through your day? Maybe you’re one of the millions of consumers who lean on energy drinks to put a little extra pep in your step.Thou...

    Millions of people consume energy drinks every day, but back in the day those drinks were a little more, um, energetic.

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    Here's How Trump Kills Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Trump Team Wants to End Net Neutrality

    Donald Trump has tapped two telecommunications lobbyists to head his FCC transition team. That’s bad news for net neutrality, the policy that says internet service providers must treat all data equally.Last Monday, Trump named Jeffrey Eisenach and...

    The principle that internet service providers should treat data equally was championed by the Obama administration, but corporate lackeys are set to overturn that on the FCC.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Breeding an Assassination Generation

    Imagine your child, or grandchild, or your niece or nephew, or your friend’s child have gone off to school, the mall, or the theater. Hours later, you hear the breaking-news story every parent in the United States fears most: Shooting in Progress....

    There’s a proven correlation between video games and gun violence, yet we still allow our children free access to these games, breeding an assassination generation.

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     Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    Amazon Battles Trolls Over Megyn Kelly

    The angry online male masses, seen recently mass-downvoting the trailer for Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters,” Phoebe Robinson’s podcast “So Many White Guys,” and many shows that feature women doing things other than supporting male characters, have turn...

    An online war is taking place over on the Amazon page for Megyn Kelly’s new book, with one-star reviews from Trumpkins popping up and being deleted with lightning speed.

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    Fake facebook news

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    Here’s How to Fix Facebook’s Fake News

    For those of us who (despite a big blow to our confidence) still believe in the power of ideas to generate good, Facebook’s fake news problem should be a lightning rod.Nobody wins in a system that rewards lying. If stories stating that Pope Franci...

    Transparent algorithms and unfiltered newsfeeds may not be enough to fix the digital delivery systems that have made fake news a fixture. What’s needed is a software overhaul.

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    Arts + Culture

    What's next for Prince and Meghan

    Prince Harry’s Toronto Layover Scandal

    Prince Harry’s Toronto Layover Scandal

    Prince Harry looked distinctly bleary-eyed when he showed up Wednesday morning for a long-standing charity fundraiser in the city of London.He couldn’t keep the smile off his face, however, and the reason for his happy dishevelment was a busted se...

    The young royal’s detour, and the lies told about said detour, are only the latest in an escalating war between Kensington Palace and the British media.

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    Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be announced Tuesday, December 6th. The awards show itself is scheduled for January 12, 2017 and set to be hosted by James Corden.The nominations will be released in two waves, with the noms for ‘...

    The 2016 Grammy Nominations will be presented Tuesday morning by Meghan Trainor and released by the Recording Academy.

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    The Babylon Line

    Learn a Hard Lesson in Relationships

    Learn a Hard Lesson in Relationships

    When the lights first come up on the play The Babylon Line, actor Josh Radnor, alone on stage, looks intently at the audience and says, “The End.”It’s a terrific start for a play that ultimately wants to be about the stories we tell ourselves and ...

    In ‘The Babylon Line,’ Josh Radnor plays a floundering writer teaching an adult ed creative writing class—and maybe finding love.

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    Art Basel

    Politics Fires Up Art Basel Miami 2016

    Politics Fires Up Art Basel Miami 2016

    As 2016 draws to a close, artists have descended upon Miami for Art Basel—where political discourse and stress serve as inspiration for many.

    As 2016 draws to a close, artists have descended upon Miami for Art Basel—where political discourse and stress serve as inspiration for many.

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    Singer Adele holds her six Grammy Awards at the 54th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 12, 2012. Soul singer Adele triumphed in her return to music's stage on Sunday, scooping up six Grammys and winning every category in which she was nominated including album of the year for "21" and best record with "Rolling In the Deep."

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Watch Live: 2016 Grammy Nominations

    Nominations for the 59th annual Grammy Awards will be announced Tuesday, December 6th. The awards show itself is scheduled for January 12, 2017 and set to be hosted by James Corden.The nominations will be released in two waves, with the noms for ‘...

    The 2016 Grammy Nominations will be presented Tuesday morning by Meghan Trainor and released by the Recording Academy.

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    The Affair

    Real Violence Hits Home in ‘The Affair’

    Real Violence Hits Home in ‘The Affair’

    Just over a year ago, the playwright David Henry Hwang, who wrote Sunday night’s episode of The Affair, was stabbed in the neck while walking home from the grocery store in a random attack in his Brooklyn neighborhood, Fort Greene. The attack almo...

    The writer of Sunday night’s episode, David Henry Hwang, was stabbed—almost fatally—in the neck, just like Noah. The terror of the character carried an all-too-real charge.

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    A Teen Suicide Electrifies Broadway

    A Teen Suicide Electrifies Broadway

    From Stephen Sondheim through Rent to Next To Normal, Broadway musicals have long left their traditional moorings of boy-meets-girl, a bit of fluffy complication, uplifting self-discovery, and cheery ensemble dance routines. With the fascinating D...

    In ‘Dear Evan Hansen,’ a teenager’s mysterious suicide is the spur for another teenager’s lie—and an examination of truth, memory, and internet lunacy.

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    David Sterling

    Fighting the Nazis From a Hospital Bed

    Fighting the Nazis From a Hospital Bed

    Five months before Operation Squatter, a tall, thin soldier lay grumpy and immobile in a Cairo hospital bed. The 25-year-old officer had been brought into the Scottish Military Hospital on June 15, 1941, paralyzed from the waist down. A letter to ...

    David Stirling was no one’s idea of a good soldier, yet as Ben Macintyre’s new book reveals, the British officer was an inspired strategist, even while hospitalized.

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    The Affair

    Real Violence Hits Home in ‘The Affair’

    Real Violence Hits Home in ‘The Affair’

    Just over a year ago, the playwright David Henry Hwang, who wrote Sunday night’s episode of The Affair, was stabbed in the neck while walking home from the grocery store in a random attack in his Brooklyn neighborhood, Fort Greene. The attack almo...

    The writer of Sunday night’s episode, David Henry Hwang, was stabbed—almost fatally—in the neck, just like Noah. The terror of the character carried an all-too-real charge.

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