George Orwell in Spain: Where the Writer Fully Found His Voice

George Orwell in Spain: Where the Writer Fully Found His Voice

Adam Hochschild, author of "Spain In Our Hearts," explains how George Orwell – unlike any other writer of his time – best captured the Spanish Civil War.

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Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man? 

Is This the End of the Era of the Important, Inappropriate Literary Man? 

In public, everyone says that Thomas Sayers Ellis, 52, formerly of Case Western and Sarah Lawrence, a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers Workshop this semester, is brilliant. Even the people who find him off-putting and unprofessional tend to agree.

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Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

Revealed: how Associated Press cooperated with the Nazis

The Associated Press news agency entered a formal cooperation with the Hitler regime in the 1930s, supplying American newspapers with material directly produced and selected by the Nazi propaganda ministry, archive material unearthed by a German historian has revealed. When the Nazi party seized power in Germany in 1933, one of its first objectives was to bring into line not just the national press, but international media too. The Guardian was banned within a year…

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Recent video shows doctor hitting patient in China

Recent video shows doctor hitting patient in China

The footage, filmed secretly in a Chinese hospital, shows a doctor hitting a patient who is lying on the operating table. According to Chinese media, the patient refused to pay supplementary fees for her operation. Three hospitals in Hohhot closed because of the video.

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California’s $15-an-hour minimum wage may spur automation

California’s $15-an-hour minimum wage may spur automation

For many California business groups, the state's decision to gradually raise its minimum wage to $15 by 2022 is a terrible thing. But for its technology industry, it may be a plus. Higher wages, says the California Restaurant Association, will force businesses to face "undesirable" options, including cutting staff, raising prices and adopting automation.

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