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Exploring TV’s weird role in the moon landing — and moon landing conspiracy theories

Exploring TV’s weird role in the moon landing — and moon landing conspiracy theories

The moon landing is one of the most famous events in human history. When it was broadcast on TV in July 1969 — July 20 in some parts of the world and July 21 in others — 500 million people around the globe watched it, and even more people have seen it since. The footage…
Daenerys was right: King’s Landing had to burn

Daenerys was right: King’s Landing had to burn

Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen was not a “mad queen” (and, indeed, it’s somewhat unclear how mad her supposedly insane father ever was), Jon Snow was wrong to stab her to death in the series finale, and the new elective monarchy set up by a hastily assembled Great Council of the Lords of Westeros represents…
Apollo 11 is a truly stunning new way to see the moon landing

Apollo 11 is a truly stunning new way to see the moon landing

Fifty years ago this July, the first men landed on the moon, the culmination of the Apollo 11 mission. “Iconic” is an overused word, but the images recorded during that mission deserve it: the blast-off moment, the American flag planted on the lunar surface, Neil Armstrong reflected in Buzz Aldrin’s helmet. Those images have been…

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