Could the pugnacious writer ever have imagined that he would one day become a cult hero?
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Is the writer’s appeal less about the power and complexity of his prose, and more about the view of him as a perennial underdog?
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp appear in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 5, 2022.
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What appears to be normal social media activity exposes a much darker reality: fan culture often leads to deeply harmful conversations shaping how people address and redress violence.
Pumps at a Shell fueling station in Tatarstan, Russia, Nov. 20, 2017.
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The world’s largest energy companies are used to doing business in risky places with difficult partners. But with war in Ukraine, preserving their reputations outweighs profits.
Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame.
A good image abroad affords many advantages to authoritarian leaders.
The first Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine dose in Canada sits ready for use at The Michener Institute in Toronto in mid-December 2020, less than a year from when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
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If Big Pharma wants to achieve the ultimate image makeover, it must capitalize on the current public good will about its COVID-19 vaccines by prioritizing socially responsible practices.
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Fans and critics loved him then hated him and now they love him again.
On the left, fire and smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave on May 17, 2021; on the right, rockets launched from Gaza flying toward Israel on May 10, 2021.
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In most wars, each side’s aggression is meant to get the other side to back down. But that’s not the case with how Israeli and Palestinian leaders have conducted their long-running war.
With planes grounded, and money lost, the firm is at a pivotal point in its history.
Ukrainians don’t agree on how their president should have handled Trump’s request.
Trump’s attempt to co-opt Ukraine’s precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
The delinquency clause seeks to raise standards of good behaviour expected of directors.
For the first time in South African company law, courts can declare directors delinquent. This new remedy must not be abused by those with the power to use it.
The New IRA apologized for killing investigative journalist Lyra McKee during a riot in Derry.
Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
What goes into all for one and one for all?
Where do the cooperative skills that hold together human societies come from and why don’t our selfish instincts overwhelm them? Evolutionary game theory suggests that empathy is a crucial contributor.
Do online sellers’ reputations matter? According to a March 2019 study, not particularly.
In the immaterial world of online sales, how important are sellers’ reputation? An analysis of 1,000 eBay auctions provides an unexpected answer: not very.
China’s military may bear the brunt of hits to the country’s scientific reputation.
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In an era of big scientific collaborations, China’s renegade actions have hurt its reputation. As international researchers back away, it may be the country’s military that ultimately suffers.
Google employees protest outside the Googleplex HQ in Mountain View, California.
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At a time when discussions about tech companies revolve around algorithms making automated decisions, the walkout gives Google a thousand human faces.
Alfred Nobel didn’t foresee the current era of mega scientific collaboration.
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Today’s scientific research is characterized by interdisciplinary, international collaboration. Awards like the Nobel Prizes haven’t caught up.