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Weekly Review

In Texas, a screening of The Batman was paused when a live bat entered the theater. Read More
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The Eros Monster

The thrilling, all-consuming, irrational, and outright awful experience of bad romance Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

“It’s a communist country, so [Putin] can’t feed his people, so they need more farmland,” said the Republican senator Tommy Tuberville. Read More
Podcast

Bright Flight

Illuminations: on fireflies, natural systems, and the complex field of complexity science Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A Maine Department of Transportation helmet was found buried in seaweed on a Norwegian fjord. Read More
Podcast

Your Own Devices

Does your phone really belong to you if you can’t repair it? Read More
Publisher’s Note

Barbarism

“The barbarians of January 6 clearly had no idea what they wanted to achieve. It was a matter of fierce resentment boiling over—what philosopher Jacques Rancière calls ‘shared hating.’” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An 80-year-old nun in Los Angeles who stole approximately $835,000 from her school to fund her gambling habit was sentenced to a year in federal prison. Read More
Podcast

Voice Lessons

Gaining a better understanding of elite athletes’ inner monologue, and of our own mental landscape Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A new study found that words are required to think about numbers. Read More
Podcast

National Treasure

On the explosive talent of Nicolas Cage Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, argued before politicians at the Council of Europe that his plan to hold World Cups every two years could prevent African migrants from meeting their “death in the sea.” Read More
Podcast

Separate and Unequal

The past is always present: examining quotidian life under Jim Crow to reveal its structures Read More
Publisher’s Note

“Le Monde” of Today

“How best to respond to the threat from the extreme right, given the sudden rise of Zemmour, whose level of support verges on 14 percent?” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A Czech folk singer who intentionally contracted COVID in the hopes of acquiring a “recovery pass” to the local sauna died. Read More
Podcast

Free Country

With open arms: on permitless carry and the new generation of guns rights activists Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The Taliban dismissed nearly 3,000 members who were “giving a bad name to the Islamic Emirate.” Read More
Podcast

Another Green World

The big ship: on space exploration, climate change, and a new experiment at Biosphere 2 Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A court in Spain ruled that animals are sentient beings and thus eligible for considerations like joint custody after their owners’ divorce. Read More
Podcast

Findings + “An Errand”

The scientific method: on the process of writing short stories, literary nonfiction, and one of Harper’s Magazine’s most well-known sections Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A New Year’s Day polar bear plunge in Boise, Idaho, was canceled due to severely icy conditions. Read More
Podcast

Routine Maintenance

Death to life hacking: on the value and freedom offered by habit Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Tesla announced that it would no longer allow motorists to play video games on their car’s touchscreen while driving. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

New York City’s mayor-elect, Eric Adams, who has said that he will move to close Rikers Island by 2027, announced that he would resume solitary confinement for detainees there, a punishment that current mayor Bill de Blasio planned to end on the final day of his term. Read More
Podcast

A Firm Hand

Inside McKinsey and its attempt to reduce violence at Rikers Island Read More
Publisher’s Note

Hypocrisy

“I’m sure a good number of people found that scene to be amusing and saw Biden’s little doze as an apt illustration of the President’s difficulties in achieving his aims.” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

“You firebug little bastard, you’re not going to keep us down,” said a Fox News host after the media company’s New York Christmas tree was set ablaze. Read More
Podcast

The Odor of Things

Nobody knows about noses: unpacking new research on our ability to smell Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

No arrests were made in connection to a 200-child brawl at a trampoline park in Tampa, Florida. Read More
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Desperately Seeking Sebald

Odyssey and oracle: reassessing the iconic German author’s work Read More
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