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That’s Why They Call It Acting

Once it was thought to be a meas­ure of an actor's skill that he or she might play roles at odds with his or her actual circumstances, race, or even gender (Shakespeare's women, after all, were once played by male youths).Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Code and Man at Yale

As noted recently in these pages (“Nullifying Calhoun," Feb. 27), Yale University has decided to remove the name of alumnus John C. Calhoun from the "residential college"—Ivy-speak for "dormitory"—it has graced since the dorm was built in the 1930s. Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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The Brothers Kim

Kim Jong-un’s decision to take out his half-brother Kim Jong-nam, with the assassins using an internationally banned chemical agent to do it, is not the usual mode of operation for North Korea's first family.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Bumped Off

A machete, a chainsaw, a potter's wheel, jumper cables, and an actual stack of Bibles: Anyone who saw what was sitting on my writer's desk right now would either diagnose paranoia or predict my imminent flight "off the grid.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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Berkeley Goes Offline

A few years ago, an adjunct professor and disability-rights activist named Stacy Nowak went to take a look at a college course offered online by the University of California, Berkeley.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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