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A Calling for Charlie Barnes review – tragicomedy of the American Dream

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“Attention must be paid.” The standout line in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman – the anguished admonishment of Linda Loman that her husband’s suffering deserves the dignity of being noticed – seems to stand as an ...

US charges American mercenary hackers over their work in UAE

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Three former US intelligence operatives, who went to work as mercenary hackers for the United Arab Emirates, are facing federal charges of conspiring to violate hacking laws, according to justice department court docu...

‘This is my country’: how the family of Balbir Singh Sodhi resolved to carry on his American dream

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At a gas station in Mesa, Arizona, more than 2,300 miles from where the twin towers fell on 9/11, stands a permanent reminder of long reaching trauma. A memorial constructed with speckled white marble and black tile m...

States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages

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California experienced its hottest summer on record this year as the climate crisis caused deadly heatwaves and intense wildfires in the state and across the American west. Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah – totaling 1...

The quest to find African American graves before they’re lost to climate crisis

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On a cloudy weekend day in May, Jennifer Blanks took a trip to Canaan cemetery in Bryan, Texas. The six-acre site is the final resting place for a community of primarily Black farmers and veterans, with generations st...

Dangerous outsiders and exceptional citizens: being Muslim American since 9/11

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On 17 September 2001, days after horrific terrorist attacks had hit the nation, George W Bush paid a well-publicized visit to the Islamic Center of Washington. At the time, vigilante violence was raining hard on Musli...

What’s next for American foreign policy?

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The 20th anniversary of 9/11 and its fallout was always going to be a moment of deep soul searching about what has been lost and learned. But the retrospective, until a few weeks ago, risked having a historical, even ...

Impeachment: American Crime Story review – addictive Monica and Bill drama

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There’s a wearily informed unease with which one approaches something as precarious as Impeachment, the latest in Ryan Murphy’s glossy American Crime Story franchise, exhaustive re-enactments of stories best known by ...

‘This is about power’: the truth behind Impeachment: American Crime Story

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Bob Shrum had known Bill Clinton since their student days at Georgetown University in Washington. Working as a political consultant, he was at the White House to advise on the US president’s State of the Union address...

Cuba review: American history of island neighbor is telling and timely

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In July, the eruption of unexpected protests in Cuba, sparked by food shortages and growing frustration with the government, unsurprisingly met with a corresponding flood of commentary from its opinionated neighbour. ...

Native American tribes enforce mask mandates regardless of state bans

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Native American tribes across the handful of US states with bans on school mask mandates have asserted their powers as sovereign nations to defy the orders, with many also implementing their own testing and vaccine di...

Who can afford to live in the American west?

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I’ve long been accustomed to people outside the American west knowing next to nothing about my home state of Montana. Real things people have said to me over the years: is it part of Canada? Overrun with nothing but m...

Why is the right suddenly interested in Native American adoption law?

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George Armstrong Custer of the Seventh Cavalry was infamous during the nineteenth-century Indian wars for riding into the enemy camp, holding Native women, children and elders hostage at gunpoint, and forcing the surr...

After the chaos in Kabul, is the American century over?

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A few months ago there were US bases all over Afghanistan where you could immerse yourself in Americana, buy Coke and Snickers bars from vending machines and watch live sport on TV. Now the outpost has shrunk to one s...

An American Werewolf in London at 40: John Landis’s crafty creative peak

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Forty years on from its release, An American Werewolf in London is not a film best remembered for its subtlety. John Landis’s then-unique, much-imitated horror-comedy hybrid built a cult following on its gnarly makeup...

American CEOs make 351 times more than workers. In 1965 it was 15 to one

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Last week, the Economic Policy Institute, a nonpartisan thinktank, released a report on the increasing pay gap between chief executives and workers. This research tells a familiar story with updated figures. When taki...

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