FP’s Guide to the Oscars’ Foreign Film Nominees

From Argentina to Mali to Russia, this year's crop of Academy Award contenders provide a reality check on life abroad.

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‘De-radicalizing’ Xinjiang, One Bad Pop Song at a Time

Authorities hope the saccharine 'Little Apple' can calm tensions in the western region.

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Everyone Gets a Gold Star

Forget rote memorization and pressure-packed tests -- Western, alternative learning is the new rage.

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Macbeth and the occupation of Iraq

Dunsinane, a play about the English occupation of Scotland after the death of Macbeth, is really good. And to my surprise, it is one of the best works of art I have seen on the American occupation of Iraq.

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