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Podcast

Ad Astra

The space between us: assessing the potential for conflict in space Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A medical school in Japan discovered that it had mixed up plumbing and, for the past 30 years, had been serving toilet water for “drinking, washing hands, and gargl[ing].” Read More
Podcast

Good Mother

On trauma, Native parenthood, and decolonizing journalism Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

“How do you oppose the Holocaust?” a Texas teacher asked an administrator who said that educators should consider “other perspectives” in lessons about the Shoah. Read More
Postcard

“The Fire Is for the Greedy”

Heat and historical memory in Nawabshah, Pakistan Read More
Podcast

“Put on the Diamonds”

On the act of eating one’s words (and worse): Vivian Gornick and Sigrid Nunez discuss the experience of humiliation Read More
Publisher’s Note

Six Minutes of Silence

I would have preferred those few moments of silent reflection to be multiplied by ten, if only to encourage the political and media leadership to shut up and think about all the mistakes they made and all the nonsense they spewed in the two decades that followed. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A school in Belgium alerted parents that their children had been playing games they had seen on Squid Game and beating up the losers as a way to approximate killings in the show. Read More
Podcast

To Be a Field of Poppies

Compost yourself: on the social, psychological, and ecological implications of rethinking what happens to our bodies after we die Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It was announced that pieces of a bridge on which A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books, played with his son will go up for auction at the same house that sold 20 tons of the Berlin Wall. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A U.S. federal judge ordered Facebook to release records of all posts promoting violence against the Rohingya ethnic group that the company had previously declined to share because of privacy concerns. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The pope expressed confusion as to why some cardinals were refusing the COVID-19 vaccine. Read More
Podcast

Bad News

Nostalgia for something that never was: deconstructing the power of disinformation Read More
Cartoon

The Good Old Boys

On Grand Isle, Louisiana Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington denied responsibility for siccing six zebras on residents of the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Read More
Podcast

When the Raids Came

A deeper view of life in Afghanistan during (and after) wartime Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Major General Christopher Donahue was the last American soldier to leave Afghanistan, marking an end to the United States’ longest war, the cost of which lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee have mentioned only once since September 11, 2001. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Harvard University’s new chaplain is an atheist. Read More
Podcast

Seven Steps to Heaven

The voice: on Jon Fosse’s Septology Read More
Publisher’s Note

Questions

Would Henri Alleg’s La question have been published—would it have seen the light of day—without Jérôme Lindon’s moral fortitude? Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Sri Lanka’s president demoted the country’s health minister, who advocated for sorcery as a treatment for COVID-19. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Dozens of articles written by the co-founder of the fact-checking site Snopes were taken down after an investigation revealed that he had serially plagiarized BuzzFeed. Read More
Podcast

Men in Dark Times

The banality of misreading Hannah Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism Read More
Publisher’s Note

The Fall of Baghdad

The United States must decide who gets left behind Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Three people were injured when an iceberg collapsed at Tennessee’s Titanic Museum Attraction. Read More
Podcast

Waterlog and Green Green Green

Surf and turf: Leanne Shapton on Roger Deakin’s swimming memoir and Gillian Osborne on her wild essay collection Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The Thai government banned frightening news. Read More
Podcast

Home Country

False cognates: on the diversity and shared experiences within the Latino community Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Researchers developed a test that can detect a type of brain tumor in urine. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

“We just call it the variant,” said the CEO of Delta Air Lines, speaking of the Delta strain of the coronavirus. Read More