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Welcome back to A Political History of the Future, our series about how science fiction constructs its social, political, and economic futures. Our topic this time is Russell T. Davies’s miniseries Years and Years, which follows an ordinary British family through the upheavals of the near future. Russell T. Davies is probably best-known as the […]
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The Atlantic has a long, detailed overview of the MH370 disappearance, which turned five earlier this year. Written by William Langewiesche, it constructs a straightforward timeline of events: on the plane, on the ground, and during the days, months, and years of the various investigations into the disappearance. Langewiesche not only offers a compelling theory […]

Chernobyl

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On June 7, 2019

Writing in the New Yorker, Masha Gessen takes HBO’s recently-concluded, and for the most part universally-lauded, miniseries about the Chernobyl disaster to task for failing to grasp Soviet powe

Elsewhere

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On June 5, 2019

Some recent (and not-so recent) writing by me that LGM-ers might find of interest. Hey, remember Avengers: Endgame? It was the biggest movie of the decade, and then we stopped talking about it maybe t

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On Saturday night, the grand final of the 2019 Eurovision song contest was held at the Tel Aviv exhibition grounds. The winner was the Netherlands with “Arcade”, sung by Duncan Laurence, while Israel’s representative, Kobi Marimi, singing the heartfelt ballad “Home”, placed third from the bottom. Apart from that, however, the evening—the entire weeklong affair, […]
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Assume spoilers in all the comments. Steven’s thoughts are here. I thought it was a largely serviceable episode with no standout scenes (except the new opening credits, which are awesome). In general, however, I feel like a lot of the conversations about how Game of Thrones will or should end are beside the point. I […]
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