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  • Sia promotes '1000 Forms of Fear' without facing the cameras

    By the standards of late-night television, the performance is pretty odd. Sia, the pop singer with one of the summer's biggest hits in "Chandelier," delivers her song lying face-down on a bunk bed while "Girls" star Lena Dunham, wearing a platinum-blond...
  • In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image

    In Nigeria, backlash against U.S. firm hired to improve image
    Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
  • Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?

    Did Moscow re-edit Wikipedia entry on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17?
    We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history. Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
  • Demonizing the 'other' in Gaza conflict [Letter]

    Demonizing the 'other' in Gaza conflict [Letter]
    The article that appeared on the front page of Monday's Baltimore Sun with the headline "Sharp rise in Gaza deaths" had the sub-header "13 Israeli soldiers, 70 others killed." Who are these "others" the editors are talking about? The article makes it...
  • Emily Gould's 'Friendship' details lifestyles of the lost and spoiled

    In spite of its deceptive title, Emily Gould's new novel, "Friendship," offers a vivid exploration of the missed connections and overwhelming isolation of modern urban life. From the first few pages to the last, Gould's central characters, Bev and Amy,...
  • Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai

    Review: 'The Hundred-Year House' by Rebecca Makkai
    "What is the opposite of memory?" asks a character near the end of Rebecca Makkai's second novel, "The Hundred-Year House." "What is the inverse of an echo?" Fate, of course, is the answer; history spelled backward, with the causality swapped to make past...
  • Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness

    Treat the World Cup semis like March Madness
    With the U.S. out of the World Cup, you may be wondering "what's in it for us?" in this week's semifinals. There's plenty, I can assure you. A new patriotism If you knew the U.S. had a shot to win gold in curling in the next Winter Olympics, you'd...
  • Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son

    Mansion-slaying case: Clues on cellphone put suspicion on victims' son
    A college dropout accused of gunning down his parents in February as they slept in their San Juan Capistrano mansion became a suspect in the double homicide only after authorities unearthed clues on his cellphone, according to a just-released grand jury...
  • Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings

    Grand jury transcript gives chilling account of O.C. mansion slayings
    Running on at least four sleepless nights and with his heart racing, Ashton Sachs allegedly scaled the wall that ringed his parents' mansion and — clutching a rifle — let himself in the front door. At the top of the staircase, authorities...
  • Monkey selfies can't be copyrighted, federal office decides

    Monkey selfies can't be copyrighted, federal office decides
    Bad news for the British photographer claiming ownership of a self-portrait taken by a curious macaque: The United States has decided monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted. A public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third...
  • Good fun is now a key plot point

    Good fun is now a key plot point
    "Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it." Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt's dictum a little too much to heart. One of the cinematic sensations of the summer is...