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Brazil's most celebrated architect leaves behind a decidedly mixed legacy.
How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.
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Photos from the first North American retrospective of China's most famous dissident artist, Ai Weiwei.
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The new Red Dawn movie is really just a throwback to the ‘80s ... the 1880s.
Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.
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Why do the CIA director's peccadilloes rile us more than his policies?
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Artist Ahmed Mater returns to Islam's holiest site to capture the enormous changes as modernity meets tradition.
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