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The protests in Iran could be a turning point

The government crushed previous uprisings and will probably crush this one too. But that could lead young people to radicalize in response. 2 hours ago

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The high cost of Hollywood nostalgia

Thirty years after its release, ‘A River Runs Through It’ stands out as a rarity: a film that finds meaning in the past without yearning to restore it.

Opinion

A powerful new account of how Washington abandoned Hitler’s victims

Ken Burns’s team chronicles America’s refusals to offer haven to Jews during the Holocaust.

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Rarely seen snapshots of Latino Boston

Boston’s Latinx Community History online archive offers the pleasure of revisiting daily life in another time.

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Red Sox Nation, meet your horn-tooting, rabble-rousing granddaddies, the Royal Rooters

They were the original sports fans, ebullient and rowdy and committed. For them, it was never only a game.

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The Red Neck Army and the bloodiest labor battle in American history

A century ago, thousands of West Virginia coal miners, armed to the teeth, began a long, arduous fight to unionize. This is their story.

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The West is languishing without great leaders

Commanding political figures with coherent world views are becoming harder to find.

Opinion

Gorbachev failed. That’s why he was showered with honors.

The last ruler of the USSR never intended to break it up.