The Printed Word in Peril·

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The age of Homo virtualis is upon us
Photograph (detail) by Ellen Cantor from her Prior Pleasures series © The artist. Courtesy dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

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Among Britain’s Anti-Semites·

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The Labour Party’s Moral Dilemma
A protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in Parliament Square, London, March 26, 2018 (detail) © Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images

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Nothing but Gifts·

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Finding a home in a world gone awry
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Checkpoint Nation·

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Border agents are expanding their reach into the country’s interior
Checkpoint on I-35 near Encinal, Texas (detail) © Gabriella Demczuk

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Number of toilet seats at the EU Parliament building in Brussels that a TV station had tested for cocaine:


Happiness creates a signature smell in human sweat that can induce happiness in those who smell it.

Trump struggles to pronounce “anonymous”; a Sackler stands to profit from a new drug to treat opioid addiction; housing development workers in the Bronx are accused of having orgies on the clock

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Art, Monday Gallery — August 27, 2018, 8:59 am

Awash with Rhyme, a painting by Peter F. Gross, whose work is on view this week at Linda Hodges Gallery, in Seattle. 

Courtesy Linda Hodges Gallery, Seattle

Reviews — August 23, 2018, 11:05 am

…of what use was the rule?

On The Chapo Guide to Revolution: A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

Publisher's Note — August 21, 2018, 1:53 pm

The Illusion Train

“French ‘solidarity’ was looking decidedly less solid than it had the previous day.”

Weekly Review — August 21, 2018, 12:51 pm

Weekly Review

Omarosa publishes her White House memoir; US secretary of the interior blames California’s wildfires on environmental terrorists; avocado thefts sweep New Zealand

Editor's Note — August 21, 2018, 10:58 am

Inside the September Issue

Garret Keizer on organized labor post-Janus; Rohini Mohan on religious conflict in India; Katie Booth on doctors learning how to treat Deaf patients; Micah Hauser on scams targeting the undocumented; and more

Art, Monday Gallery — August 20, 2018, 3:35 pm

Untitled photographs from the exhibition African American Portraits: Photographs from the 1940s and 1950s, which is on view this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. The exhibition principally features the work of unidentified photographers.

Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City 


October 2018


Happiness Is a Worn Gun


Illustration by Stan Fellows

Illustration by Stan Fellows

“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

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