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Lily Tomlin and Richard Pryor in 1974

Behind Richard Pryor’s jokes and barbs was a man yearning to be free.

Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing as a creature of secrets in The Imitation Game.

An MQ-9 Reaper drone

Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.

The FBI Files, 28 (2002), by Arnold Mesches

Must art confront ugly realities with an ugliness of its own?

Steve Carell (left) and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher

Swagger and survival in Foxcatcher and Red Army

Akhil Sharma’s Family Life is not a model minority story.

“The First Cotton Gin,” Harper’s Weekly, December 18, 1869

Capitalism’s newest critics offer a groundbreaking account of slavery, but does their economic history add up?

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“A new deal is needed in the world,” The Nation said, but FDR was not the man to deliver it.

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