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Into The Line Of Fire
JAMES FOLEY, A 38-YEAR-OLD former prison literacy teacher, went to Syria in 2012 to cover a civil war in which the United States was a major player—and which Americans were largely ignoring. He believed in the power of witnessing, and in the human ca
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Toxic Avengers
NAILING DOWN THE motive behind a mass shooting is often difficult. Shooters tend to be driven by a poisonous blend of entrenched grievances, personal setbacks, depression, rage, suicidal urges, and in some cases, serious behavioral disorders or menta
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The Tao Of Bao
DURING THE 2019 ACADEMY AWARDS ceremony, director and illustrator Domee Shi made her way onstage to accept an Oscar for Bao, Pixar’s first short film directed by a woman. “To all of the nerdy girls who hide behind their sketchbooks,” Shi told the cro