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Our favourites from 2016
Why We’re Post-Fact
Peter Pomerantsev on the move to post-truth politics.
Violence in Blue
Statistician Patrick Ball on the unprecedented number of police homicides in the United States.
The Raingod’s Green, Dark as Passion
Kevin Barry remembers writing in Cork.
A Walk to Kobe
‘What I’m talking about is a different sea, and different mountains.’
The Seventh Man
‘I looked up at the sky. A few grey cotton chunks of cloud hung there, motionless.’
‘Please, I beg you. If I do not buy lederhosen now, I will never buy lederhosen.’