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A weekly email taking aim at the relentless absurdity of the 24-hour news cycle.
Individuals and corporations have donated over $1 billion to rebuild Notre Dame, a sum that has drawn international criticism and prompted protests by the Yellow Vests.
Time and tide: among the residents of abandoned boats just outside Sausalito
The Cairo, New York, police department advised drivers to “overcome the fear” after a woman crashed her car when she saw a spider.
Pierre Jarawan explores the evolution of identity and home in his debut novel
Kevin Baker on the (Green) New Deal; Daniel Castro meets the negotiator of a historic gang truce in El Salvador; Joe Kloc encounters full-time boat residents in Sausalito
Green-Wood Cemetery, where objectionable statues are laid to rest
A student at the University of Iowa asked Robert Francis O’Rourke, who was speaking on campus that day, “Are you here to see Beto?”
Family history: the phenomenon of widespread, wrongful international adoption in Guatemala, and its long shadow
“It appeared that everyone wanted to talk to a journalist from the United States with no visible axe to grind.”
Japan’s government announced that the new imperial era will be called “Reiwa,” but have not specified its meaning.
Olive farmers confront climate change in the West Bank
Teachers in Indiana were shot execution-style by pellet guns as part of an active-shooter training session conducted by the White County sheriff’s department.
What gets lost in the age of the algorithm
“I can’t take chances with my life.”
A federal appeals court ruled against a police officer who gave a Michigan woman a harsher ticket after she flipped him off.
Reconsidering the work of the notoriously elusive Cy Twombly
Christian Lorentzen on the decline of book reviewing; Rachel Nolan on the troubled legacy of Guatemalan adoptions; Lisa Wells on the fear of flying
The Brazilian president tweeted, “What is a golden shower?”
How to get there from here: two authors discuss their recent work and breaking out of the limits on the public discourse around race
“Whatever the current political momentum may be, what’s astonishing is that the oppression of less powerful people addressed not by a writer on the left but by the ‘reactionary’ Michel Houellebecq.”
Marking the unspeakable at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre
A black man became the director and president of a white-supremacist organization in the hopes of disbanding it.