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Weekly Review — June 30, 2015, 8:00 am
The United States legalizes same-sex marriage, the Islamic State bombs a Shiite mosque, and a man named Rod is struck by lighting
Conversation — June 25, 2015, 11:52 am
The roots of the conflict in Yemen—a discussion between Washington Editor Andrew Cockburn and Sanaa-based political analyst Abdul-Ghani Al Iryani, with photographs by Alex Potter.
Weekly Review — June 23, 2015, 8:00 am
A white gunman massacres nine African Americans at a church in South Carolina, Pope Francis calls Earth a “pile of filth,” and North Korea claims to have developed a cure for AIDS
Context — June 19, 2015, 3:28 pm
“Today, the idea of maintaining genuine American prosperity without a vibrant manufacturing sector stands exposed as a fairy tale.”
Weekly Review — June 16, 2015, 8:00 am
Six Guantánamo Bay prisoners are transferred to Oman, an 800-person manhunt fails to catch two escaped convicts, and a runaway zoo elephant kills a 65-year-old man
San Francisco International Airport, by Andrea Bruce. For “Travel Day,” our Folio in the July issue, we gave twenty working photographers a straightforward yet challenging assignment: take pictures of whatever airports you happen to be traveling through during the month of April. Bruce (above) passed through international airports ten times during the month; each time she let security scan her film with x-rays. The repeated exposures to radiation left some of Bruce’s photographs with what she describes as “a faint, ghostly wave.” Photograph © Andrea Bruce/NOOR Images
Publisher's Note — June 12, 2015, 10:53 am
“Rep. Kathleen Rice last week reversed her opposition to fast-track the TPP. If history repeats itself she won’t be the only member of Congress to betray her working class and labor-union supporters.”
Editor's Note — June 11, 2015, 10:30 am
Trudy Lieberman reports on the failed promise of the Affordable Care Act, Sarah A. Topol explores Ukraine’s struggle for a national identity, Dave Madden spends a week in Hollywood’s toughest comedy club, and more
Weekly Review — June 9, 2015, 8:00 am
A heat wave hits India, hundreds of elderly vacationers drown in the Yangtze River, and Poop Gangsta gets 12 years in jail
T.D.B.C. Presents Iron Mike Becomes Champ, 2015, by Dapper Bruce Lafitte, formerly known as Bruce Davenport, Jr., whose work was on view this winter at Louis B. James, in New York City, and will be shown in August at Arthur Roger Gallery, in New Orleans. His drawings of New Orleans marching bands appeared in the September 2011 issue of Harper’s Magazine. Artwork courtesy the artist and Louis B. James, New York City.
Sketch — June 8, 2015, 10:00 am
“I do not believe anybody on Earth has a worse time than an emperor penguin.”
Postcard — June 4, 2015, 11:00 am
A visit to Djibouti City, where thousands of Yemenis have sought refuge from their country’s civil war.
Date on which a U.S. patent was issued for a phone with which pets can call their owners:
Bees can count to four.
Washington University researchers found that obese Americans outnumber overweight Americans.
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”