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    Information in an Emergency: Talking to Seth Abramson

    Andy Fitch discusses forms of journalistic inquiry with Seth Abramson, author of the recent book "Proof of Collusion."

    Caesar Derangement Syndrome Was a Mental Health Disaster

    Erik Skindrud compares the political upheaval of Gaius Julius Caesar with the current state of American politics.

    The Historical Revisionism of a Clash of Civilizations

    Harrison Akins examines the false narrative of the "clash of civilizations" between the Christian and Islamic worlds.

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    Skimming the Surface: A Way of Looking at Us

    Eisa Ulen looks at Jordan Peele's "Us" and compares it to Spike Lee's 1989 "Do the Right Thing."

    When Did Asian Food Become Dirty?

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee discusses the opening of a white-run "clean" Chinese restaurant in Manhattan.

    Two Alices and Political Produce

    "France has a way of enticing Californian women who love to cook." Chloe Chappe on Alice Waters and Alice B. Toklas.

    On WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

    Donald Boström recounts his interactions with Julian Assange in the early 2010s and gives his thoughts on the WikiLeaks founder's legal controversies.

    Fantasy Girls

    Rachel Feder discusses Mary Shelley, Margaret Cavendish, and the fraught title of "mother of science fiction."

    Birthday, the First Tearjerker About the Ferry Disaster that Killed 250 High-School Students

    Colin Marshall reviews “Birthday,” the first major tearjerker about the 2014 Korean ferry tragedy.