29 May 2016


M.I.A. gives nation bird

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Science Faction

Can computers get art?

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John Horgan and George Johnson question whether critical analysis can be simulated.


No mere coincidence

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Psychiatrist Bernard Beitman, author of the new book Connecting With Coincidence, discusses the states of mind that make unlikely events seem meaningful.

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Foreign Entanglements

Challenging China

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Political scientist Lauren Dickey discusses how Taiwan’s new president disrupted the status quo. Plus: China’s suspect counterterrorist policy.


Trump versus Bernie

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis on why a debate would prove risky for the presumptive GOP nominee.

Woodruff & Strauss

America loves the rich

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Journalist Kevin Roose explains how Trump’s wealth has done more than fund his campaign.