From the Journal of Tolkien Research, Helen Young (La Trobe): Digital Gaming and Tolkien, 1976-2015. Is there still hope for Turkish democracy? South Koreans are showing the world how protests can work: Strong democracies outlive scandals. Meet the brave, audacious, astonishing women who built the Standing Rock movement. How religious conservatives unwittingly laid the groundwork to help Native Americans save their land. Donald Trump to remain executive producer on "Celebrity Apprentice". How to hide $400 million: When a wealthy businessman set out to divorce his wife, their fortune vanished — the quest to find it would reveal the depths of an offshore financial system bigger than the U.S. economy.

Abby Ohlheiser on how the war against fake news backfired. There's a psychological reason for the appeal of fake news: We tend to trust our friends more than experts — now we're paying for it. Asma Khalid on what it was like as a Muslim to cover the election. CNN reporter MJ Lee felt like a “new person” after switch from Trump to Clinton. The Washington Post honors David Fahrenthold with inaugural Ben Bradlee Prize.

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