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The Italian Supreme Court ruled that children don’t have to see their grandparents if they don’t want to. Read More
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Homelessness, Empty Houses, and Eric Adams

Moving past criminalization in Philadelphia and elsewhere Read More
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A Pennsylvania man was charged for threatening to eat a sheriff. Read More
Podcast

The Antitrust Case Against Google

AdSense and Sensibility: on the Biden Administration’s efforts to break up Google’s monopoly Read More
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Weekly Review

A school cafeteria worker in Louisiana was arrested for selling baked goods laced with marijuana. Read More
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Weekly Review

A Tennessee representative claimed there are UFOs in the Bible. Read More
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Weekly Review

A study found that people who perceive themselves as attractive are less likely to wear a mask. Read More
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Weekly Review

Local authorities in Scarborough, England, canceled their planned end-of-year fireworks display so as not to distress a walrus that had taken up residence in town. Read More
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The DEA announced that it had seized enough fentanyl to kill every American. Read More
Publisher’s Note

Austerity

America’s political and cultural divide is widening along with the gap between the ultrarich and everyone else. Read More
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Weekly Review

Argentina beat France to win the World Cup, marking the third win by the South American team and the first time in history that no British fans were arrested during the tournament. Read More
Podcast

Apocalypse Nowish

Why every generation thinks it’ll be the last Read More
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The Search for Perfect Sound

Now hear this: the ephemeral and unquantifiable essence of music Read More
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Weekly Review

An Energy Department official was accused of stealing luggage from an airport for the second time. Read More
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Weekly Review

Russians were banned from a re-creation of the Battle of Austerlitz. Read More
Podcast

Kate DiCamillo

All ages show: the celebrated children’s book author discusses the art of writing for younger and older audiences Read More
Podcast

Casanova

The thoughtful prick: the man, the myth, and the mythmaking Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

It was reported that a woman is suing Kraft Heinz for $5 million because her Velveeta Shells and Cheese took longer than three and a half minutes to make. Read More
Publisher’s Note

Semi-fascism

“Trump is morally and constitutionally illiterate—a vile plutocrat—but he is no evil genius.” Read More
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Weekly Review

The vice president of Brazil explained that Jair Bolsonaro has been absent from the public eye because a skin infection prevented him from wearing pants. Read More
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Weekly Review

Pennsylvania’s longest-serving state representative, Anthony DeLuca, was posthumously reelected. Read More
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Weekly Review

It was revealed that scientists increasingly don’t understand how artificial intelligence works. Read More
Podcast

Nabokov’s Berlin

A happy eternal recurrence: on the author’s relationship to fatherhood and time Read More
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Weekly Review

Iranian state media announced that “the world’s dirtiest man” had died at age 94, several months after taking his first bath in decades. Read More
Podcast

Sarah Smarsh on the Midterms

A view from outside the Beltway of what’s at stake this election Read More
Publisher’s Note

Paris Memories

“That’s a loss for Americans, who, in any case, hardly know how to make a subtle or nuanced film anymore.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Guido Crosetto, who was hospitalized during a 2013 election campaign after smoking 150 cigarettes in a single day, became Italy’s defense minister. Read More
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Weekly Review

A German man was detained after biting a police dog. Read More
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Weekly Review

A British court ruled that giant marshmallows are an ingredient rather than a snack and are thus not subject to value-added tax. Read More
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Weekly Review

A Swiss court ordered Lidl to immediately destroy its stock of foil-wrapped chocolate rabbits. Read More
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