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McDonald’s: outposts in a cultural empire

by Wendell Stevenson

Motherland and apple pie

Why “cool” is still hot

by John Harris

How a 1920s jazz age term became and remains a global phenomenon

A crop of new war films wallows in misguided nostalgia

by Piers Brendon

New films about the Second World War peddle fantasies of national greatness—and capture the mood of Brexit Britain

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