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Weekly Review

Officials attempted to apprehend a 5-year-old sea otter who has been accosting local surfers and stealing their boards. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A poll was reported to have found that over 40 percent of Americans do not know what July Fourth commemorates. Read More
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Weekly Review

“We think that it’s just, air goes through your nostrils and you move. No, there’s a science to breathing.” Read More
Podcast

The Doomsday Machine

It’s not morning in America: on the persistent threat of nuclear winter Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It was reported that a Harvard researcher who studied dishonesty had been accused of fabricating data. Read More
Podcast

After the Titan

An author reflects on his own experience in an amateur submersible Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A Belgian psychologist found that most adults suffer from “end-of-history illusion.” Read More
Podcast

The DIY Submariner

Realizing the eternal dream of journeying into the briny depths—on your own terms Read More
Publisher’s Note

The New Roosevelt?

“What is Biden’s actual record? Will he be reelected simply because his name isn’t Trump?” Read More
Podcast

The Kissinger Centennial

All about the birthday boy—and Christopher Hitchens’s case against him Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An employee of an organ donation nonprofit who had filed a workplace complaint was reported to have found three severed heads on his desk. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A purification ceremony took place at St. Peter’s Basilica after a naked man stood at the main altar to protest the war in Ukraine. Read More
Podcast

Nancy Lemann

There and back: the author of Lives of the Saints discusses her career, religion, and influences Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It was reported that octopuses may have nightmares. Read More
Podcast

The Writers’ Strike, or: the Writers Strike

On the WGA versus the studios and streamers Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Physicists investigated the ideal storage conditions for gummy candy. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An Australian woman who became stranded in the woods was able to survive for five days on wine and candy. Read More
Podcast

A “Native American Church” Without Native Americans

Authenticity, appropriation, good intentions, and profiteering Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

After workers at an eating disorder helpline unionized, they were replaced by a chatbot. Read More
Publisher’s Note

News from Mexico

“According to the neoliberal dogma of Mexican president Carlos Salinas de Gortari, American presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, everyone had something to gain from the anticipated growth that would occur once their countries’ markets were magically freed from the evils of protectionism.” Read More
Podcast

On David Foster Wallace

Reconsidering the man, the meme, and the writing Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Documents labeled “Official sensitive” were found in a pub toilet on what one pubgoer described as “quite a lively night” in Barrow-in-Furness, England. Read More
Podcast

Panic Attack

An author lucidly describes the experience—and the difficulty of understanding it as a teenager pre-internet Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It was reported that after a DoorDash driver was in a car accident and rushed to the hospital, the company asked his wife if she would complete his delivery. Read More
Podcast

The Crisis of Work

It’s more complicated than “take this job and shove it” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

ChatGPT passed an undergraduate quantum physics exam and immediately emailed the dean to ask for a better grade. Read More
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