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Last night, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen held onto his crown when he beat challenger Sergey Karjakin. The Norwegian and Russian were the youngest pair to face off.

Is the World Chess Championship a metaphor for the Cold War?

Last night, reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen held onto his crown when he beat challenger Sergey Karjakin. The Norwegian and Russian were the youngest pair to face off.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

What’s a ten letter word for an accusation one writer might level against another? You guessed it: plagiarism.

Crossword Plagiarism?

What’s a ten letter word for an accusation one writer might level against another? You guessed it: plagiarism.

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