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Monday, January 25, 2010 | 11:00 AM
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“Avatar” was bumped off screens in China by a state-sponsored biopic on Confucius. We look at his teachings — and the rise of Confucianism in China today.

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Monday, January 18, 2010 | 11:00 AM

The two giants tangle over cyberattacks, censorship, and the Internet. We’ll look at the stakes — for Google, China, and more.

 
Thursday, January 14, 2010 | 11:00 AM

We’ll survey the damage in Haiti, and what the disaster means for the hemisphere’s poorest nation.

 
Monday, January 11, 2010 | 10:00 AM

Martin Jacques on what it will mean when China is large and in charge of the 21st century.

 
Monday, December 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran ups the nuclear ante and cracks down on dissent, worldwide. We’ll open our phone lines to the voices of Iran.

 
Monday, October 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Irene Khan, the first woman and Muslim to head Amnesty International, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof, on the global state of human rights.

 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | 11:00 AM

Islam, immigration, and Europe’s demographic revolution. We’ll look at the new face of Europe.

 
Wednesday, August 5, 2009 | 11:00 AM
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War crimes, genocide and the rule of law. A documentary tracks the struggle on four continents for the International Criminal Court.

 
Monday, June 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Iran votes in a charged election. We turn to Tehran to examine the aftermath.

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM

Forget the SATs. Forget the “top college” rat race and high-priced American schools. Writer Maya Frost says it’s time for American students to go global, look abroad, and get a global education, for less.

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Oct 31, 2014
Nurse Kaci Hickox, right, and her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur are followed by a Maine State Trooper as they ride bikes on a trail near her home in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP)

Quarantines and Ebola. An exploding rocket. Apple’s CEO comes out. Hawaiian lava flows. Midterms in the home stretch. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Oct 31, 2014
Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) and Sauncho Smilax (Beninico del Toro) share a drink in a scene from the upcoming Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice," an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name. (Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment)

from “Interstellar” to “Into the Woods.” The biggest and best movies of the fall and holiday seasons. What to see, what to skip.

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Oct 30, 2014
Soylent is a new meal-replacement substance meant to offer a complete nutritional alternative to traditional food. (Courtesy Soylent)

Soylent is a grey smoothie the consistency of pancake batter that claims it can replace all your food. On a crowded planet, is this the future of food? Plus: what does the Antares rocket crash mean for private space travel?

 
Oct 30, 2014
Realtor Helen Hertz stands in front of one of her listings in Cleveland Heights, Ohio Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Hertz, a real estate agent for more than three decades, has seen firsthand what has happened to the market in the wake of the recession and foreclosure crisis. (AP)

Home ownership rates are at a 20-year low. Millennials and more aren’t buying. We’ll look at what American’s think now about owning a home.

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A Bit More On The History Of Quarantine
Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

So this whole quarantine thing — why to do it, when to do it, and when to just say no.

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The Explicast, Episode Two: Why Is Election Day On A Tuesday?
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

The Explicast is back for another round. This time, we’re looking at Election Day, and why we all keep voting on a random Tuesday in early November.

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Our Week In The Web: October 24, 2014
Friday, Oct 24, 2014

On comments, comment sections, and ROY G BIV.

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