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'Filhos do Carnaval' and Rio's Abandoned Sons

Brazilian miniseries Filhos do Carnaval (Sons of Carnaval) deserves more attention for its portrayal of the bitterness that marks the country's race relations and the beauty that exists alongside it.

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​​Netflix's 'The Crown' Gives Us Insight Into Our 20th Century Sins

For reasons as much aesthetic as intellectual, The Crown can proudly take its place among the highlights of TV's current golden age.

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'A Brief History of Feminism' Tells It and Shows It Like It Is

"There can be no one 'feminism'," writes Antje Schrupp.

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Goran Therborn's Scholary Study, 'Cities of Power' and the Global Moment

"Capital cities are by definition sites of political power... they are open also sites of resistance, of political counter-power, of protest rallies and headquarters of opposition movements, parties and trade unions."

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Fun Fact: Jane Austen Wasn't the Only Female Author of Note During Her Time

Shelley DeWees' sardonic humor buoys the reader through infuriating examples of the misogyny, double standards, and injustice British women authors had to contend with.

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London Calling: Kari Kallionemi Dissects Englishness and Pop Music

Cultural historian Kari Kallioniemi examines the relationship between pop music and national identity, but only diehard academics will want to wade through his convoluted writing style.

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Rethinking the Closure of the Asylums in the Age of Community Care

Barbara Taylor's "bin memoir", as she terms it, tells a story of neglect, dysfunction, and failed expectations. She recovered; the mental health care system didn't.

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