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Podcast

The Hardest Music and the Softest Animals

Nell Zink discusses her latest novel, zines, and musical reverberation

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Postcard

In the Drink

Known unknowns in the Cape Fear River

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Postcard

Horizontal World

After rebuilding Fraguas, a town destroyed under Franco, Spanish squatters face eviction

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An Asian-American couple who allegedly spent more than $100,000 on in vitro fertilization sued a fertility clinic after they gave birth to two children who are not Asian.

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Podcast

“Just Keep Going North”

Theories on the frontier: the process, politics, and ethics that arise while covering the U.S.-Mexico border

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

New York announced that there are, officially, 2,373 squirrels in Central Park.

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Podcast

Stonewall at Fifty

Three writers and activists consider the meanings of Pride

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Alabama passed a law allowing a Presbyterian megachurch to create its own police force.

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Boaty McBoatface, an autonomous underwater vehicle that was named in a 2016 internet poll, discovered that stronger Antarctic winds, the result of a growing hole in the ozone layer, have been causing more ocean turbulence, which in turn has raised sea levels and temperatures.

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Postcard

English Referendums and Scotch Voters

After years of post-Brexit uncertainty, Scotland’s independence movement has become resurgent

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Editor's Note

Inside the July Issue

At the border with William T. Vollmann; new fiction by David Szalay and Nell Zink; and more

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

New York City seized 46 ice cream trucks in a sting called “Operation Meltdown.”

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Publisher's Note

My French Side

“What is it to be French? The question has always struck me as unhealthy and manipulative . . . ”

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Podcast

Is Poverty Necessary?

Who generates value in the modern economy, and who should benefit?

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

An event at a gas station in Edmonton to celebrate the repeal of Alberta’s consumer carbon tax was canceled in response to heavy smoke from uncontained wildfires elsewhere in the province.

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A study predicted that the average size of animals will shrink 25 percent in the next century.

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Podcast

The Abortion Bans

A discussion about the recent spate of legislation that seems to threaten a woman’s right to choose

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

Uber added a “quiet mode” feature that allows passengers to choose from options such as “quiet preferred,” “happy to chat,” or “no preference.”

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Press Rogue

Playing With Fire

For folks on either coast, the story of climate change is also a story about extreme wealth disparity.

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Postcard

The Wrong Side of History

Left to the tender mercies of the state, a group of veterans and their families continue to reside in a shut-down town

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Podcast

Downstream

Rag-and-bone: the resale of items trashed in the United States and shipped to Haiti says a lot about history, politics, and drugs

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Satire

Economics for a Fried Planet

How to turn the climate collapse into retirement bliss

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

The United States is nearly drought-free for the first time in decades and is experiencing unprecedented levels of flooding.

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Editor's Note

Inside the June Issue

Marilynne Robinson on poverty; Alexander Chee, T Cooper, Garth Greenwell, T Kira Madden, Eileen Myles, Darryl Pinckney, Brontez Purnell, and Michelle Tea on Stonewall; and more

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Publisher's Note

Suicidal Strategy

“The Times has used every opportunity to present Sanders as an obstacle to Trump’s eventual overthrow.”

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Podcast

Humanitarian Wars?

Olive branch as a club: a former president of Doctors Without Borders outlines how the justifications for war have evolved

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Weekly Review

Weekly Review

A fund-raiser for a charter school in California was canceled after QAnon conspiracy theory believers bombarded the school with threats on the basis of their interpretation of a tweet by former FBI director James Comey, in which he listed five jobs he had held in the past.

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Film

Fewer Readers, More Tensions

Olivier Assayas’s latest film holds on to the old world while recognizing the new

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