Special Feature — February 27, 2015, 8:00 am

Burn After Reading

In 1971, William Powell published The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide to making bombs and drugs at home. He spent the next four decades fighting to take it out of print.

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Publisher's Note — February 26, 2015, 3:00 pm

French Fiction Reveals Faux Democracy

“Houellebecq, who is neither radical nor left-wing, understands perfectly France's political elites and its duped and disempowered electorate.”

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Weekly Review — February 25, 2015, 8:30 am

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Egypt launches an airstrike against alleged Islamic State affiliates in Libya, a stampede kills 17 in Haiti, and 15 towns in New York threaten to secede 

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Postcard — February 18, 2015, 10:00 am

Going to Mount Hermon

Rocket fire, soldiers, and day-tripping skiers collide in the contested borderland between Israel, Syria, and Lebanon.

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Weekly Review — February 17, 2015, 8:00 am

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A Muslim family is killed over a parking space in North Carolina, Netflix launches in Cuba, and an Indian woman who is 95 percent genetically male gives birth to twins

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Editor's Note — February 12, 2015, 11:00 am

Introducing the March Issue

Esther Kaplan investigates workplace spying, Leslie Jamison ponders the allure of life after death, John Crowley discusses what it means to be well read, and more

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Weekly Review — February 10, 2015, 8:00 am

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Islamic State militants execute a Jordanian pilot, archeologists find a “rape dungeon” beneath a former reform school in Florida, and police in Vietnam admit to burying thousands of live cats

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Weekly Review — February 3, 2015, 8:00 am

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Islamic State militants behead a second Japanese hostage, Mitt Romney decides not to run for president, and a 29-year-old Romanian man is unable to sell his virginity in a local newspaper

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Weekly Review — January 27, 2015, 8:00 am

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Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri, Nigeria, winter storm Juno blankets the northeastern United States, and a Chihuahua in Idaho gets gender reassignment surgery

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Conversation — January 26, 2015, 8:00 am

Absent Victims

Joshua Oppenheimer, the director of The Act of Killing, discusses his follow-up documentary, The Look of Silence, about those who survived the Indonesian genocide of 1965

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Postcard — January 21, 2015, 12:15 pm

Bloc Party

Chalga music, a blend of Turkish rhythms, Balkan folk, and Europop, has become a polarizing force in the Bulgarian town of Dimitrovgrad, where many residents long for their socialist past

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Official Business — January 20, 2015, 4:33 pm

Talking Torture

Join Scott Horton, a Harper’s Magazine contributing editor, and Mark Krotov, a senior editor at Melville House, for a discussion of the CIA torture report

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Weekly Review — January 20, 2015, 8:00 am

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The Pope says climate change is man made, Al Qaeda claims responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attack, and a town in Denmark agrees to have more sex

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Heart of Empire — January 16, 2015, 2:07 pm

Clerical Oversight

The Jihadist leader no one wants to touch

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Editor's Note — January 16, 2015, 11:20 am

Introducing the February Issue

Christopher Ketcham investigates Cliven Bundy’s years-long battle with the BLM, Michael Ames examines the economics of incarceration, Annie Murphy reflects on Bolivia’s lost coast, and more

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Publisher's Note — January 15, 2015, 3:58 pm

America’s Peculiar Political Correctness

“I don’t see how you can properly cover a news story without showing the reader or viewer one of the key elements that made the story a story ”

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Weekly Review — January 14, 2015, 8:00 am

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Boko Haram raids 16 villages in Nigeria, a bomb is detonated outside an NAACP office in Colorado, and a Muslim cleric bans snowmen.

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Official Business — January 8, 2015, 3:57 pm

The Art of Outrage

We defend Charlie Hebdo’s right to publish its cartoons—and our right to critique them.

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Weekly Review — January 6, 2015, 8:00 am

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Palestine is denied statehood, the NYPD stops worry about minor criminal offenses, and a farmer slaughters half of his herd of Nazi-bred cows

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Weekly Review — December 30, 2014, 8:00 am

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The United States ends the war in Afghanistan, Putin cancels Christmas for Russian ministers, and a woman in Japan is indicted on charges of obscenity for building a kayak that looks like her vagina

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