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The Middle East in 2015 Is a Lot Like Europe in 1914

How did that work out again?

Kevin McCarthy Made John Boehner’s Nightmare Come True

The Problem With the Planned Parenthood Defector Who’s Testifying Before Congress

The Banality of Good

Why people who rescued Jews during World War II found it so difficult to explain their motivations.

The Fundamental Thing About Steve Jobs That Steve Jobs Gets Wrong

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“Genius Is Really Difficult to Do on Film”

Director Danny Boyle on how he tried to communicate a truth, not facts, in Steve Jobs.


I Can No Longer Get a Decent Photograph of My Children

They refuse to be frozen in time, and so I can feel time slipping through my fingers.

Danny Boyle on Steve Jobs, The Social Network, and “Owning” Sorkin’s Dialogue

At a Certain Age, It’s Impossible to Get a Good Photograph of Your Child

Bikram Yoga Can’t Be Copyrighted, and Also Defeats the Purpose of Yoga

The Plague of Reporters Who Want to “Shag” Their Subjects

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