Andrew M. Lindner and Ziggy Schulting (Skidmore): How Movies with a Female Presence Fare With Critics. German election: Merkel wins fourth term but far-right AfD surges to third. Morgan L. Kaplan and Ramzy Mardini on 5 things to know about the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan (and more). Chelsea Manning and America’s trans prisoners: Timothy Stewart-Winter on what an activist might have taught at Harvard. Henry Farrell on Chelsea Manning and Harvard. Thread: “Nationalizing Equifax is interesting, but it doesn't address the problem and it potentially introduces new ones”. Facebook’s ad scandal isn’t a “fail”, it’s a feature. Bloodstained ice axe used to kill Trotsky emerges after decades in the shadows.