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Media

How does an authoritarian regime celebrate a revolution?

Because the Kremlin hopes to project strength and unity, history isn't used as much to inform as it is to inspire, with events cherry-picked to fit within a fuzzy framework of 'Russian greatness.'
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What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
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Sports

Is youth football past its prime?

After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
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Film

What the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
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Sports

Until youth soccer is fixed, US men’s national team is destined to fail

In a system that's far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.
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Cities

In Las Vegas, excess and fantasy bleed into tragedy

Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
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Cities

Gentrification? Bring it

In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
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Literature

The ‘inevitable sadness’ of Kazuo Ishiguro’s fiction

After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
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Sexuality

What it’s like to be gay and in a gang

A sociologist spent two years interviewing gay gang members. While some were in the closet and others were openly gay, all were forced to reckon with an environment of hypermasculinity.

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