Violence

Insomniacs are counseled to avoid electronics at night, but research suggests that playing video games before going to bed raises the chances of "lucid dreaming."

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The ethnic cleansing in Burma's northwest has followed a jerky rhythm, coming in fits and starts since the first Buddhist-on-Muslim attacks in the middle of 2012. I visited the area for an article in the current issue of the magazine, and found it in a dangerous lull, with many Burmese Buddhists thrilled by the prospect of driving out the remaining Muslims and killing those who resisted.

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Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device

Depictions of violence against women are all over highbrow TV. This was the worst example yet.

 After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance. 

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Throughout 2012, Irish photographer Richard Mosse and his collaborators traveled the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking video and photographs of rebel groups.

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Jolie's Gun

A story about what this year's gun control proposals won't fix

A 20-year old shooting, and what it says about fear, violence, and the current gun debate

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China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.

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