World Aug 06

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How the ‘Great War’ redefined the world

Former enemies marked the centennial this week of the “Great War,” which pulled in world powers and killed 17 million soldiers and civilians across Europe and beyond. Jeffrey Brown reports on how the death and destruction of the world’s first…

Arts Jul 08

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Why ‘Doctor Zhivago’ was dangerous

When Boris Pasternak finished his novel “Dr. Zhivago” in 1956, Soviet authorities refused to publish the tale of an individual’s struggle amid the Russian Revolution. A new book, “The Zhivago Affair,” tells the story of how Pasternak’s novel came to…