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The First Great Film Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull
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A Christian Awakening?
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“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”
New Republic • Jeet Heer
When the President Defies the Supreme Court
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The Health 202: The health care world slams Trump's proposal for short-term insurance plans
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Super Antiheroes
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“What Difference Is Trump for Us?”
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‘What Difference Is Trump for Us?’
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Can Netflix Take Over Hollywood?
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The First Great Film Adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull
New RepublicJosephine Livingstone
There has not been a major film version of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull for a very long time, and never a great one. Sidney Lumet’s 1968 version, with Vanessa Redgrave as the aspiring actress Nina, missed all the play’s comedy. A mediocre...
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Macron Turns His Back on Refugee Women
New RepublicAnnie Hylton
When shelters are full, Zara sleeps in hospital emergency rooms. Now 46, she used to work as a nurse in Mauritania. One day, a woman brought Zara her daughter to be “excised”—to have her genitals traditionally severed and sewn up. Zara refused,...
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A Christian Awakening?
New RepublicSarah Jones
Last week at Wheaton College, an evangelical school in Illinois, evangelicals met to discuss the events of our time and the future of the church. The only thing American Protestants love more than holding summits is fighting at summits, and the Wheaton...
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“We’re Going to See a Lot More Walls”
New RepublicJeet Heer
Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, Steve Bannon, the architect of the unexpected victory, told The Hollywood Reporter that “the globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia.” The last few years have seen the rise of...
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When the President Defies the Supreme Court
New RepublicMatt Ford
The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Wednesday in Trump v. Hawaii, the long-awaited challenge to President Donald Trump’s travel ban targeting eight countries, six of which are Muslim-majority. It marks a watershed moment for Trump’s presidency: the first time that one...
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The Health 202: The health care world slams Trump's proposal for short-term insurance plans
Washington PostPaige Winfield Cunningham
The plans had premiums much lower than coverage on the ACA marketplaces, often 20 percent or less than the lowest-cost bronze plan offered in the same location. Forty-three percent didn’t cover mental-health services, 62 percent didn’t cover substance abuse treatment, 71 percent...
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Super Antiheroes
New RepublicRachel Syme
The first season of Billions premiered in January 2016— eight years after the collapse of the subprime mortgage market and eleven months before a self-proclaimed billionaire was elected president. This was the sweet spot, timingwise, for a bombastic prestige drama about the...
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“What Difference Is Trump for Us?”
New RepublicSuzy Hansen
The Pan-American Exposition took place in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, the dawn of the American Century. It was a celebration of the country’s colonial past and present, as well as its imperial future. Inside a fairground booth called “Old Plantation,” African...
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‘What Difference Is Trump for Us?’
New RepublicSuzy Hansen
The Pan-American Exposition took place in Buffalo, New York, in 1901, the dawn of the American Century. It was a celebration of the country’s colonial past and present, as well as its imperial future. Inside a fairground booth called “Old Plantation,” African...
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Film Studios, Health Reform
Can Netflix Take Over Hollywood?
New RepublicAlex Shephard
Next month, the Cannes Film Festival will kick off without any films from America’s largest film studio. That wouldn’t be Paramount or Disney or Fox—that would be Netflix. It’s a particularly 21st century kind of culture clash. The tiff between the festival...
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