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

There’s Another Ex-President Who Needs to Be Arrested!

Lewis Lapham discusses George W. Bush, the Iraq War, and democracy Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Scientists announced that human memory of shapes is unreliable after one and a half seconds. Read More
Podcast

Trump Arrested

The author of The Undertow: Scenes from a Slow Civil War explains why 45’s arrest isn’t the spectacle you think it is Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Amsterdam launched a new campaign aimed at urging young British men looking for a “messy night” to “stay away” from the capital in an attempt to cut down on nuisance tourism. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

In Israel, an opposition lawmaker compared members of the governing coalition to Minions from the Despicable Me films. Read More
Publisher’s Note

The End of Bernie

“Since arriving at the White House, Joe Biden has done nothing but marginalize his main rival in the Democratic Party.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The volume of uncollected trash in Paris reached 10,000 tons. Read More
Podcast

Changing Views on Climate Change

Fairweather friends of the planet: climate journalism’s abrupt swing from apocalypse to dreamland Read More
Official Business

A Note About Our New Log In System

How to use our easier and more secure log in system Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An analysis of paintings conducted by Indian urologists was reported to have shown that the average depicted penis size has increased over the past seven centuries. Read More
Podcast

The Trouble with Israel’s Supreme Court

On the ongoing culture war that’s reshaping the country, and the proposed changes to its judiciary Read More
Podcast

The Ethics of Pet Ownership

What is it to be happy? Dissecting the long life of a pet frog Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The Danish government proposed abolishing the “Great Prayer Day” in an attempt to boost funds for defense spending. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The superintendent of a Pennsylvania middle school suspended classes and shut down the After School Satan Club after receiving a threatening voicemail. Read More
Podcast

Books! The Podcast

On the state of publishing and the failed merger of Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Vanderbilt University apologized for sending an email in response to a mass shooting at Michigan State University that was written using ChatGPT. Read More
Publisher’s Note

Hell

“A computer screen can act as a window on the world, but it can also lock you in a sort of monotonous and nonsensical prison.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Missouri’s state house voted against prohibiting children from open-carrying firearms unless under adult supervision.  Read More
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The Future of the War on Terror

Over the horizon: on U.S. military strategy in Niger Read More
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