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Civil Warning

Are we living through another antebellum era?

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Two Germanys

The East, the West, and the meaning of home

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Town of C

Richard Rothman has gone looking for that obvious yet elusive thing: the American character. Like generations of photographers before him, Rothman is interested in how that character has been shaped…

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In the Net

For years, Michael Ransford had known he would need surgery for his umbilical hernia. “People said if it ruptured, it could kill me,” the sixty-year-old farmer told me. The pain…

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Il Maestro

Federico Fellini and the lost magic of cinema

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Hard Times

Will America recover under Biden?

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Stowaways

Madagascar reckons with an invasive crayfish

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Life After Trump

Reality after trump Tabloids after trump Movies after trump Relationships after trump Manners after trump Imagination after trump Gold after trump Conversation after trump Punctuation after trump Apologies after trump…

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These Precious Days

Tell me how the story ends

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The Armies of the Right

Inside Ukraine’s extremist militias

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Skin in the Game

Wall Street’s answer to the student-debt crisis

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False Labor

Giving up on motherhood

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The Silenced Majority

Can America still afford democracy?

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“If Only I Could Begin Again!”

The mystery of a writer’s métier

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Thing of Ether

Chasing the aurora borealis

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Is America Ungovernable?

The difference between protest and reform

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Making Meaning

Against “relevance” in art

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The Grove

Then she suggested I make a list of all the things I’m grateful for. No entry is too small or mundane: access to clean water, fast internet, the weeping habit…

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The Enemies Briefcase

Secret powers and the presidency

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State of Exception

Lebanon’s cruel solution to the refugee crisis

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America’s Game

The reprise and demise of the XFL

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On Defense

Twenty-five years of fighting mass incarceration in court

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Reason Not the Need

Self-storage and the dream of infinite space

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Perfect Storm

When is it time to abandon a place to climate change?

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The Sanctuary

Life in a cop-free zone

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The Big Tech Extortion Racket

How Google, Amazon, and Facebook control our lives

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A Litany for Survival

Giving birth as a black woman in America

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