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Has the celebrated musical eclipsed the man himself?
"The past is complicated, and explaining it is not just a trick, but a gamble."
Illustration by Jimmy Turrell

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"Perfectly sane people lose access to housing every day, though the resultant ordeal may undermine some of that sanity, as it might yours and mine."
Photograph © Robert Gumpert

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Battling for the fate of a school district
"'We don’t know where the money went!' a woman cried out. 'They looted it! They stole our money!'"
Artwork by Mischelle Moy

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Where pregnant women have more to fear than Zika
"The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion."
Photograph © Nadia Shira Cohen

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Amount of laundry an average American family of four washes in a year (in tons):

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A study of female Finnish twins found that relative preference for masculine faces is largely heritable.

It was reported that visits from Buddhist priests could be purchased through Amazon in Japan, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra began streaming performances through virtual-reality headsets.

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Art, Sketch — September 28, 2016, 8:00 am

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Illustrations of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, as it appeared between 1928 and today.

Weekly Review — September 27, 2016, 3:22 pm

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The president of a Crime Stoppers chapter in Canada was fired for allegedly participating in the cultivation of cannabis, police in Mexico found a van outfitted with a ten-foot-long air cannon used to fire 60-pound bales of marijuana over the U.S. border, and an employee of the Royal Canadian Mint was suspected of having smuggled out an estimated $179,015 in “cookie-sized nuggets” of gold by coating them in Vaseline and hiding them in his rectum. Read more…

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©Hernandez

“Discarded #50,” a photograph by Anthony Hernandez, whose work is currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Artwork courtesy the artist

Context — September 23, 2016, 1:49 pm

Beyond the Broken Window

Donald Trump advocates for stop-and-frisk; Petra Bartosiewicz considers the history of William Bratton’s policing policies

Postcard — September 23, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Transhistorical Moment

A museum’s misguided attempt to rescue the past

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Murky Waters

Harper’s Magazine writer David Gargill on General Electric’s failed Hudson River cleanup

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