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A Witness To Slavery Is Finally Heard
In 1927, A MAN IN ALABAMA—THE LAST SURVIVOR of the last known ship ever to bring enslaved humans from Africa to the U.S.—received a visitor. A young anthropologist, working on her first big assignment, wanted to hear what he remembered of freedom, of
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A Classic Tale Of Sisterhood Reimagined Once Again
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved 1868 tale Little Women will be re-envisioned for the small screen this Mother’s Day in a three-hour PBS miniseries starring Angela Lansbury as cantankerous Aunt March and Big Little Lies’ Kathryn Newton as the spoiled, vin
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Forbidden Lovers Seek Grace In Disobedience
ON OUR WORST DAYS, WE MAY FEEL like we live in an unjustly repressive world. On our best ones, we marvel at how much freedom we really have. Disobedience—from the astute Chilean filmmaker Sebastián Lelio, director of the Oscar-winning A Fantastic Wom
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Warren Buffett Speaks To CEOs Going Political
WHEN WARREN BUFFETT held his annual investor-fest at the beginning of this month, he weighed in on CEOs taking stands on social issues. While he certainly airs his own political views from time to time, his stance is that he doesn’t want to speak for
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Trump’s Risky Game Of Deal Or No Deal
Moments after he declared that the U.S. was ditching the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump abruptly switched topics. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was en route to North Korea, he said, to prepare for Trump’s meeting with the despot Kim Jong Un. It
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Let Us Now Punish Famous Men
JUST ABOUT ANY HUMAN BEING HAS the ability to change, which is why our justice system sometimes claims to offer a chance at rehabilitation after retribution. But what about those who never face legal consequences? What about the ones who, instead, ar
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Armenia’s Peaceful Protester Takes Power In A Bloodless Revolution
ON MAY 8, PRO-DEMOCRACY PROTESTER Nikol Pashinyan was appointed interim Prime Minister of Armenia, the tiny Moscow-friendly former Soviet state bordering Turkey, Georgia, Iran and Azerbaijan. Pashinyan, 42, has been praised for staging a peaceful rev
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Binoche Makes Sunshine Glow
As we clamor to celebrate female filmmakers in the U.S., let’s not forget those who have been working for years in France. Claire Denis (Beau Travail, Friday Night) is one of the best of those, and her latest film, Let the Sunshine In, is a multiface
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Francis Ford Coppola
Wine, hotels, films are all businesses in which you’ve had success. What has one taught you about the other? It’s all show business. Show business is a little derogatory, but it really is what it is. And even to the Greeks in the great golden age of
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Sex And The City’s Cynthia Nixon Finds A New Role In Politics
SITTING IN THE OPEN KITCHEN OF HER New York City apartment, the first-time political candidate snacks on pistachios and talks campaign-finance reform. “In New York, you can’t call out Wall Street, right?” says Cynthia Nixon, who is running for the De
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Are American Voters Acting Normal Again?
EVER SINCE DONALD TRUMP CAME ALONG, politics has been upside down and backward, the conventional wisdom rendered useless and the old rules thrown out the window. Political professionals regard the American voter warily, never sure when the next weird
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Where The Legend Of El Chapo Was Born
WHEN JOAQUÍN “EL CHAPO” Guzmán was born in the rugged village of La Tuna in Mexico’s Sierra Madre mountains in 1957, the houses were made of mud, there was no electricity or running water and mules provided the only form of transport. His mother desc
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For the Record
‘We are not coming here to teach Italians how to make coffee.’ HOWARD SCHULTZ, Starbucks CEO, confirming that the chain will open its first Italian location, in Milan, in September ‘Find a different way to annoy them. Preferably by scoring some goa
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The Aftershock Across The Globe
THE IRAN DEAL ISN’T dead yet. The rest of the signatories (Germany, France, the U.K., Russia, China and the E.U.) have vowed to uphold the terms of the 2015 agreement. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has signaled a desire to do the same. And so Presi
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CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel’s Role In Interrogation Programs
EVER SINCE PRESIDENT TRUMP TAPPED Gina Haspel to lead the CIA nearly two months ago, fierce debate has engulfed Washington over her suitability to run the agency. Haspel, a 33-year intelligence operative who would become the first woman to lead the C
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Fahrenheit 451 Doesn’t Quite Catch Fire
“THIS IS ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW. Anything else will make you sick. Crazy.” So says Michael Shannon, playing a captain of a brigade of “firemen” in HBO’s new film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451. He shows a group of schoolchildren emojified editions of the
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What To Stream Now
John Mulaney, the writer responsible for SNL’s viral Stefon character, has long seemed on the precipice of mega-notoriety—and with his new Netflix special, Kid Gorgeous, he takes a major step forward. He filmed the special at Radio City Music Hall, a
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The Fixer’s Mystery Fund
AT 5:06 P.M. ON MAY 8, MICHAEL AVENATTI, THE UBIQUITOUS lawyer for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, tweeted a bombshell. Avenatti, whose client is suing President Trump, said he had obtained a list of alleged wire transfers dating from October 2016 to
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News Ticker
Melania Trump to focus on kids First Lady Melania Trump on May 7 unveiled a campaign called “Be Best,” which she said would aim to help children by encouraging social, emotional and physical health. Her choice to include cyberbullying in the platfor
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Inside Sex Offender Therapy
The men file in, a few wearing pressed button-down shirts, others jeans caked in mud from work on a construction site. They meet in the living room of an old taupe bungalow on a leafy street in a small Southern city. Someone has shoved a workout bik
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Here’s How We Can Begin Fixing Hollywood
WHEN I FIRST STARTED ACTING, I WAS ALWAYS CAST AS THE sassy, asexual black best friend. My peers were shoved into similar, limiting boxes, as there weren’t a lot of opportunities for actors of color. The available roles were oftentimes racist, sexist
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North Korea prisoners
IT IS ONE OF THE RUBE GOLDBERG RULES of summitry: Jail doors will swing open when diplomats want more room to maneuver. And so three American citizens were freed from North Korean custody on May 9: Kim Dong-Chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-Song were led ab
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A Matter Of Taste
In response to complaints about its vanilla ice cream, Häagen-Dazs has confirmed it tweaked the recipe last year. Here, other big-brand flavor changes that went awry.
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WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ... THE FBI IN CRISIS Eric Lichtblau’s May 14 cover story about the FBI drew strong responses from those with ties to the agency. “The concerns of the American people regarding recent FBI leadership are exceeded tenfold by the an
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Charlie Puth Comes Into His Own On Voicenotes
CHARLIE PUTH HAS SOMETHING TO prove. On his sophomore album Voicenotes, out May 11, the 26-year-old singer is out to set the record straight that he’s neither a one-hit wonder nor an off-the-rack artist. So Puth is growing up and getting real, lettin
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What you said about ... THE TIME 100, OUR ANNUAL LIST OF THE most influential people in the world, left many readers feeling hopeful. “I was disheartened about the state of the world until today when TIME’s 100 Most Influential issue arrived,” wrote
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Learning About Lynching Helped Heal My Wounds
IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME BEFORE I REALIZED THAT MY family’s struggles had not simply materialized out of thin air—that although we have rightly never made excuses about our faults, they weren’t evidence of ugliness running through our veins. My father
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Larry Harvey
IN A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S Dream, William Shakespeare’s characters enter a forest to find that the rules and reality of their daily lives no longer apply. Larry Harvey, founder of the Burning Man festival, was well aware of the disorienting magic that ca
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A Rolodex Of Rogues
Villain: Skyscraper. Story: In Skyscraper (July 13), terrorists invade the world’s tallest building. It’s also on fire. And the family of our hero (Dwayne Johnson) is inside. Achilles’ heel: The Rock can punch through walls. How to survive: Don’t liv
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Han Solo Gets A New Nemesis In Paul Bettany
A GOOD SUMMER MOVIE MAY BE remembered for its hero, but great summer movies are defined by their villains. And most can’t quite measure up to the bad guys from the Star Wars galaxy, including Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt and Boba Fett. Paul Bettany ta
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