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My Great-Grandfather, the Nigerian Slave-Trader |

My parents’ home, in Umujieze, Nigeria, stands on a hilly plot that has been in our family for more than a hundred years. Traditionally, the Igbo people bury their dead among the living, and...

My Brother Tom’s Schizophrenia |

My brother Tom’s slide into homelessness occurred in stages. We never knew exactly when or how he lost his apartment, or came to crash on friends’ couches, or began having run-ins with the cops....

Armando Iannucci Gets Lost in Space in “Avenue 5” |

Some aficionados of Armando Iannucci—the creator of sturdy political farces including “Veep,” “The Thick of It,” and “The Death of Stalin”—will interpret his new science-fiction comedy as another statement on lunacy in the practice...

Living in Alan Turing’s Future |

More than a decade has passed since the British government issued an apology to the mathematician Alan Turing. “On behalf of . . . all those who live freely thanks to Alan’s work,” then Prime Minister Gordon...

“Relentless Absurdity”: An Army Photographer’s Censored Images |

In his new book, “Attention Servicemember,” Ben Brody recounts being sent to a Rotary Club luncheon near Fort Stewart, Georgia, to present a slide show of pictures he had taken as an Army combat...

“Sex Education,” Season 2: The Doctor Is In |

When it débuted on Netflix last year, the British series “Sex Education,” created and co-written by Laurie Nunn, established itself as one of the freshest, funniest, and most humane depictions of teen life in...

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