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The History Behind the Mystery: Maze Master

by Kathleen O’Neal Gear A reporter once told me that our library could pass for a crime lab.  Skulls detailing the history of humanity line the shelves and perch on pedestals, beginning with a diminutive acrylic cast of Australopithecus afarensis,

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The Hells Angels’ Role at Altamont

by Saul Austerlitz Puttering in mostly unnoticed among the stream of vehicles making their way onto the speedway grounds, a tan school bus crammed full of young men parked just behind the stage. From the exterior, this bus hardly differed

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A Reporter’s Journey Behind the Lines of ISIS

by Souad Mekhennet I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel in Antakya, Turkey. All I could bring were

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Tikkun Olam in American Judaism: A Religious Success Story?

by Jonathan Neumann The hegemony of tikkun olam in American Judaism may be a linguistic success story, but from the point of view of religion it is nothing to cheer about. Philologos went on to protest the political appropriation of the

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The Romanov Family’s Final Moments

by Helen Rappaport For the Romanov family at the Ipatiev House, Tuesday, 16 July, in Ekaterinburg was much like any other day, punctuated by the same frugal meals, brief periods of recreation in the garden, reading, and games of cards.

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