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Weekly Review — May 26, 2015, 8:00 am
The Islamic State seizes Palmyra, McDonald's employees protest in Chicago, and the brains of nine animals are found on a street in New York
Commentary — May 22, 2015, 1:10 pm
Jonathan Chait's flawed attack on David Bromwich's critique of Barack Obama's presidency
Weekly Review — May 19, 2015, 8:00 am
An Amtrak train derails, a Bangladeshi blogger is hacked to death, and an African-American boy who was maced at an anti–police-brutality protest is grateful he wasn’t shot
Editor's Note — May 13, 2015, 11:04 am
David Bromwich reflects on Barack Obama’s presidency, Antonia Juhasz follows the trail of BP’s oil in the Gulf of Mexico, Ian Buruma asks why Thailand keeps turning to military rule, and more
Weekly Review — May 12, 2015, 8:00 am
David Cameron is reelected, a Maryland police officer is accused of biting a man in the testicles, and a school teachers allegedly burns “I [heart] Mom” into his students’ arms
Weekly Review — May 5, 2015, 8:00 am
Riots break out in Baltimore, gunmen attack an anti-Muslim conference, and two tortoises set a building on fire
Commentary — May 4, 2015, 12:53 pm
In defense of the PEN America Center’s decision to give Charlie Hebdo its Freedom of Expression Courage Award
Special Feature — April 30, 2015, 8:00 am
The search for Canada’s first female superhero
Weekly Review — April 28, 2015, 8:00 am
The Calbuco volcano erupts in Chile, the country of Liberland is founded, and a woman is convicted of killing her handymen and feeding them to pigs
Postcard — April 23, 2015, 8:00 am
An afternoon with Starbucks customers in the armpit of California.
Weekly Review — April 21, 2015, 8:00 am
A suicide bomber kills 35 people at a bank in Jalalabad, Hillary Clinton doesn’t tip at Chipotle, and a chiropractor admits to bartering treatments for sex
Publisher's Note — April 16, 2015, 3:51 pm
“Attributing white-on-black violence entirely to racism misses the larger problems that poorer people face in this country. They suffer a thousand cuts that never get talked about, except when the victims bleed to death.”
Editor's Note — April 15, 2015, 9:30 am
Petra Bartosiewicz investigates William Bratton’s data-driven policing tactics, Kent Meyers follows particle physicists on their quest for dark matter, and more
Weekly Review — April 14, 2015, 8:00 am
Michael Slager is charged with murder, Hillary Clinton declares her candidacy for president, and a Utah television personality gets probation for kicking a barn owl
Postcard — April 10, 2015, 8:00 am
An evening of gambling with the “Johnny Lunch Buckets” at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino.
Weekly Review — April 8, 2015, 8:00 am
Goodluck Jonathan becomes the first Nigerian president to lose an election, Boy Scouts hires its first openly gay camp counselor in New York, and a study finds that people who love grilled cheese have more sex
Number of British women killed last fall by lightning conducted through their underwire bras:
British women wear heels for fifty-one years on average, from the ages of twelve to sixty-three.
Thousands of employees of McDonald’s protested outside the company’s headquarters near Chicago, demanding their wages be increased to $15 per hour. “I can’t afford any shoes,” said one employee in attendance, “and I want Versace heels.”
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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.”