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China’s Sexual Revolution Will Be Televised, Awkwardly

Beijing's unwillingness to acknowledge a sexual revolution has helped boring sex tapes go wildly viral.

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Macbeth and the occupation of Iraq

The other night I went to see Dunsinane, a play about the English occupation of Scotland after the death of Macbeth.

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Updated: Stallone Will Not Take on the Islamic State in New Movie

Iraqi armed forces, even with extensive support from Iran and the United States, have mostly failed to achieve meaningful victories against the Islamic State. But what armies have failed to accomplish, one man is set to achieve on the big screen.

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Indian Zoroastrians Are Suing Snoop Dogg for Insulting Their Religion

Members of the Zoroastrian Parsi community in India are furious with American rapper Snoop Dogg, and they’re taking their anger to court.

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Just What Makes a ‘Good European’?

Nietzsche, Merkel, and the long, strange history of an elusive idea. (Hint: They don’t listen to Wagner.)

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