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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
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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
Podcast

Desperately Seeking Sebald

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

Weekly Review

“Believe me, the English will not have a magic Christmas,” said Jean Michel Fournier, a French fisherman who helped form a blockade at the port of Calais to prevent trade until the two countries sort out their post-Brexit fishing licensing. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A school district in Missouri announced that it will be hiring its own high school students as cooks, maintenance workers, and childcare providers to compensate for staffing shortages. Read More
Podcast

A Posthumous Shock

Rethinking the ways we perceive trauma in the past and present Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Agencies reported a critical shortage of people trained to play Santa Claus over the holidays this year. Read More
Podcast

Thomas Chatterton Williams

On James Baldwin, expatriate writers, and the tension between the United States and France Read More
Publisher’s Note

Biden Turns Trumpist on Tariffs

“How to explain the Democrats’ sudden switch from free-trade dogma to free-trade restrictions?” Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Taliban officials instructed taxi drivers in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province to refuse rides to gunmen unaffiliated with their organization. Read More
Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Buckingham Palace said that Queen Elizabeth would not attend the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, where local residents have complained of a growing rat infestation. Read More
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
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