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In Memoriam

The Story He Will Never Write

Remembering Barry Lopez Read More
Art

Cover of January 2017

Illustration by Lincoln Agnew Read More
Publisher’s Note

Publishing John le Carré

“When I traveled from Paris to Prague in 1983, I deliberately took the train because I wanted to pass through the Iron Curtain overland, to feel the fear of being arrested, and to undergo a search by officers of a police state—which is to say, I wanted to experience something like what happens in one of le Carré’s novels.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Indiana’s LaGrange County repealed a law banning large-scale, multiday gatherings like Woodstock. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

In the Philippines, soldiers and cabinet ministers received an unapproved COVID-19 vaccine in the name of national security. Read More
Podcast

“If Only I Could Begin Again!”

The power of memoir Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Vice President Mike Pence and President-elect Joe Biden were vaccinated against COVID-19 in separate televised events. Read More
Podcast

Skin in the Game

A market-based solution to the student-debt crisis may have financial repercussions that are just as burdensome Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Russian police launched an investigation into the break-in of a nuclear “doomsday” plane. Read More
Publisher’s Note

The Former Regime

“The sordid self-interest that warps the public sphere in the United States didn’t begin with Trump in the White House.” Read More
Podcast

State of Exception

The permanently temporary status of Syrian refugees in Lebanon Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

New Los Angeles COVID-19 restrictions prohibited nonessential walking but not the playing of golf or pickleball. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Following a public outcry, the decision to close a coronavirus-testing site at a major transit hub in Los Angeles in order to shoot scenes for the remake of 1999’s She’s All That was reversed. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A Maryland-based supermarket chain apologized for printing a full-page Thanksgiving advertisement that read “Hosting? Plan a super spread.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Florida governor Ron DeSantis drafted legislation that would allow armed citizens to shoot and kill anyone they suspect of looting. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

In Vermont, Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe received more write-in votes for president than Hillary Clinton. Read More
Online Exclusive

Our Sanitizer Saga

Magic, marketing, and missteps on the road to virucidal totality Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

After removing 130,000 bot-generated votes, Nickelodeon announced that Joe Biden had won its Kids Pick the President mock election. Read More
Publisher’s Note

The Referendum

Such fervent admiration for a man who openly traffics in swindles and lies—where did it come from? Read More
Podcast

Making Meaning

You may know what you want, but you may not know what you need Read More
Postcard

Lemon Zest

One town’s oversized festival of fruit manufactures its terroir and merchandising opportunities Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

In Rochester, New York, Susan B. Anthony’s gravestone was outfitted with a plastic shield in order to prevent damage from “I Voted” stickers. Read More
Podcast

Time to Destination

The first chapter of Don DeLillo’s new novel, The Silence, in audio Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Election officials in Sacramento County, California, pleaded with voters to stop disinfecting their mail-in ballots. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A much-publicized open letter endorsing herd immunity as a response to COVID-19 was found to have been signed by a number of homeopaths and fictitious medical professionals, including Dr. Johnny Bananas and another whose name was listed as the entire first verse of “Macarena.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

“My mom coughing all around the house after trump tested positive,” wrote Kellyanne Conway’s 15-year-old daughter in a TikTok post. Read More
Publisher’s Note

The Real Danger

Democracy by distance? Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Ron DeSantis announced plans to legislatively guarantee college students’ right to party. Read More
Podcast

America’s Game

The art, violence, mystery, and failure of the XFL Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The athleisure manufacturer Lululemon, which is valued at $45 billion, promoted a “resist capitalism” yoga workshop with programs on the relationship between violent colonialism and consumerism. Read More