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The British pound reached an all-time low valuation against the U.S. dollar following the burial of Queen Elizabeth II, who was laid to rest at an estimated cost of $2.6 billion to the country’s economy. Read More
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The Right to Not Be Pregnant

Reframing and strengthening fundamental pro-choice arguments Read More
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An armed man wearing a rainbow clown wig who was arrested in a Pennsylvania Dairy Queen was reported to have told police that he was “working to restore Trump to president-king of the United States.” Read More
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Louise Bourgeois

On the artist, her life and work, and the experience of seeing Read More
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Civilization in Peril

“The former president is but a symptom of a deeper degradation in the body politic.” Read More
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Authorities in Syria seized hummus bowls made out of amphetamine. Read More
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What Happened to Cecil Rhodes’s Nose?

On problematic statues and new approaches to writing about lingering historical trauma Read More
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A Saudi court sentenced a woman to 45 years in prison for using social media. Read More
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Scientists announced the creation of wind turbine blades that could be recycled into gummy bears. Read More
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Addiction, Recovery, and Experimental Brain Surgery

New ways of thinking about substance abuse, treatment, and sobriety Read More
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Christopher Hitchens

Examining the commentator’s pre-internet celebrity, writing, and legacy Read More
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A Missouri pastor apologized for calling his flock “poor, broke, busted, and disgusted” for not buying him a Movado watch. Read More
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OnlyFans, a subscription pornography website, attempted to defeat its competition by bribing Meta employees to place rival porn stars on a terrorist watchlist. Read More
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Guardians of Memory

Working as though everything depended on you: the delicate, dangerous task of preserving religious manuscripts in conflict zones Read More
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French authorities remain uncertain of how to assist a beluga whale in the Seine. Read More
Publisher’s Note

A Different Kind of Politician

As Arenas told me, “when something is cheap, someone somewhere is paying for it.” Read More
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Empire Burlesque

Living through the twilight of American global power Read More
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President Emmanuel Macron decried Russia as an “imperial colonial power” while on a tour of West African countries that were formerly French colonies. Read More
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A member of the Russian parliament claimed that blood tests on Ukrainian prisoners of war proved that they were super-soldiers created in American biolabs Read More
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Tree Sleuths

Flat-pack forensics: how scientists are dissembling black market lumber Read More
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The general manager of a café in Australia fired an employee who, she said, “didn’t add any smiley faces” to a text message. Read More
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A pregnant woman in Texas was fined for driving alone in an HOV lane after police refused to count her fetus as a person. Read More
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The Victim Cloud

The greatest scam in history might be the stigma against those who’ve been defrauded Read More
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A drone dropped a bag of candy near a group of children in Minnesota. Read More
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Army of Shadows

Over there: breaking through myths about the Ukrainian foreign legion Read More
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The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense announced that a goat had set off a trip wire, injuring several Russian soldiers. Read More
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A couple used a stroller with a baby in it to steal over $3,000 worth of ammunition from a Cabela’s in El Paso. Read More
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Ottessa Moshfegh on Lapvona

It takes a village: the author discusses her latest novel Read More
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A Missouri court ruled that Geico must pay $5.2 million to a woman who contracted an STI while having sex in a car insured by the company. Read More
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Following public outcry over an event in Dallas, a Texas state representative announced legislation that would ban children from attending “drag shows and other inappropriate displays.” Read More
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