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Peter Savodnik is a journalist in Washington. His book, The Interloper: Lee Harvey Oswald Inside the Soviet Union, will be published in October.

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'Shaikh,' Shortreals and the New Media

(0) Comments | Posted August 2, 2013 | 1:20 PM

One week ago, NewYorker.com posted a short documentary called "The Brothers Shaikh." I produced and reported "Shaikh," and two very capable filmmakers, Kannan Arunasalam and Ed Perkins, directed it. The documentary is about a man, Nasser Shaikh, who travels from his home, in Manchester, England, to the southernmost...

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Behind 'The Brothers Shaik'

(4) Comments | Posted July 26, 2013 | 10:47 AM

The story of Khuram Shaikh was awful but not unheard of. People go away and never come back. They get in terrible accidents; they are caught up in senseless crimes. Khuram was murdered. His girlfriend, Victoria, was gang-raped. They were at a resort on the southernmost...

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50 Years After JFK...

(8) Comments | Posted September 15, 2011 | 11:47 AM

Fifty years ago, America was nearing the end of Year 1 of the Mythical Presidency. The mythical president, of course, was John F. Kennedy, and the Mythical Presidency was the aura that emanated from his White House, which was unlike any aura, or power, that had previously enveloped an American...

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