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California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state's deadliest wildfire. Here's how
Before there was a spark, there was the wind. On the morning of Nov. 8, as the sun rose over the isolated mountains in the Sierra Nevada, gale-force winds tore…
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I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It.
I n my office, I have a coffee mug from Stanich’s in Portland, Oregon. Under the restaurant name, it says “Great hamburgers since 1949.” The mug was given to me…
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3 days ago
Becoming Anne Frank
People love dead Jews. Living Jews, not so much. This disturbing idea was suggested by an incident this past spring at the Anne Frank House, the blockbuster…
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5 days ago
Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis
Facebook has gone on the attack as one scandal after another — Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech — has led to a congressional and consumer backlash.…
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5 days ago
Love Letters From the Battlefield
T he silence was broken by rapid staccato. Tap. Tap, tap, tap. Not gunfire but anxious fingers typing words onto creamy white paper with Canadian Legion War…
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6 days ago
Trump Warns That Florida Recount Could Set Dangerous Precedent of Person With Most Votes Winning
Photograph by Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty WASHINGTON ( The Borowitz Report )—Calling for an “immediate end” to the recount in Florida, Donald J. Trump warned on…
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6 days ago
Water in the desert
“I had no idea how many people had died. I had no idea the extent of the humanitarian crisis.” In the lead-up to the US midterm elections, President Donald…
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7 days ago
The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome
Victims felt bursts of sound and pressure that left them dizzy and racked with headaches. No known cause seemed to fit. Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli In the…
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8 days ago
My Father's SOS—From the Middle of the Sea
My father’s e-mail didn’t make much sense, but he seemed to be saying that pirates had boarded his boat. “Being kidnappedby filmcompany Deep south blackcult…
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8 days ago
The Man Who Broke Politics
Newt Gingrich at the Academy of Natural Sciences, in Philadelphia Amy Lombard Updated on October 17, 2018 Newt Gingrich is an important man, a man of refined…
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12 days ago
What if the Placebo Effect Isn’t a Trick?
Credit Photo illustration by Paul Sahre Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature New research is zeroing in on a biochemical basis for the placebo effect —…
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13 days ago
Inside Tesla’s factory, a medical clinic designed to ignore injured workers
When a worker gets smashed by a car part on Tesla’s factory floor, medical staff are forbidden from calling 911 without permission. The electric carmaker’s…
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14 days ago
Why Doctors Hate Their Computers
Illustration by Ben Wiseman On a sunny afternoon in May, 2015, I joined a dozen other surgeons at a downtown Boston office building to begin sixteen hours of…
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15 days ago
Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’
Drug users under the Kensington Avenue underpass. Credit Jeffrey Stockbridge for The New York Times Skip to contentSkip to site index Feature A Philadelphia…
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5 weeks ago
The meth lunches
There is a meth addict eating chicken yakitori on our back patio. Actually, we are all eating chicken yakitori — me, my husband, David, our girls, Lucy, who is…
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6 weeks ago
Devin Nunes’s Family Farm Is Hiding a Politically Explosive Secret
Devin Nunes has a secret. Nunes is the California Republican and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee who has become famous in the Trump era for using…
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7 weeks ago
Can the Squid Hunter Capture the Sea’s Most Elusive Creature?
On a moonless January night in 2003, Olivier de Kersauson, the French yachtsman, was racing across the Atlantic Ocean, trying to break the record for the…
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7 weeks ago
‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team
C hris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February…
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7 weeks ago
The In-Between Space | Hazlitt
Image from Library and Archives Canada via Wikimedia In grade four, our class was located in a portable about a hundred metres beyond the school’s back door. A…
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8 weeks ago
Varieties of Beef | Hua Hsu
In 1931 Pearl S. Buck published the novel The Good Earth . Buck was born in the United States but raised in China, the daughter of fervent missionaries from…
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8 weeks ago
The Disappeared
T he string of text messages that would come to haunt Carlota Moran seemed like just an annoyance at first — an interruption to what was supposed to be a…
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8 weeks ago
How Asia Got Crazy Rich
True to its title , Crazy Rich Asians features two hours of Asian people doing crazy and rich things. They purchase million-dollar-plus earrings; they fly…
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9 weeks ago
A Father Took His 10-Year-Old Fishing. She Fell in the Water and Drowned. It Was a Tragic Accident — Then He Was Charged With Murder.
Last summer I got an email from a man whose reputation, and voice, preceded him. His name is Eric Nadel, and as the veteran commentator for the Texas Rangers…
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9 weeks ago
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.
The house of Vanessa Solivan’s mother, right of garden. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times V enessa Solivan and her three children fled their…
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10 weeks ago
How Rudy Giuliani Turned Into Trump’s Clown
Although it has been almost a generation since Rudolph Giuliani was the mayor of New York, there is one place in the city where he still presides: the Grand…
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10 weeks ago
The incredible, rage-inducing inside story of America's student debt machine
Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. When Leigh McIlvaine first learned that her student loan debt could be forgiven, she was…
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11 weeks ago
The Doting Boyfriend Who Robbed Armored Cars
This article originally appeared in the May 2018 issue with the headline “The Sting,” and originally appeared on the web with the headline "The Doting Father…
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11 weeks ago
The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
A year ago, before the investor lawsuits and the federal investigations, before the mass resignations, and before the connotation of the word “Uber” shifted…
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11 weeks ago
'The story of a weird world I was warned never to tell'
Pauline Dakin's childhood in Canada in the 1970s was full of secrets, disruption and unpleasant surprises. She wasn't allowed to talk about her family life with…
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11 weeks ago
The Man Who Walked Backward
A man in Abilene walks this morning, like every morning, down a bone-dry farm-to-market road outside town. He is out before the sun because he walks backward.…
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11 weeks ago
Could This 36-Year-Old Indiana Mayor Topple Trumpism?
Pete Buttigieg is perpetually on the move. When the South Bend, Indiana, mayor spoke to Rolling Stone last Wednesday, he was en route to a local speaking gig…
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11 weeks ago
Rebecca Solnit: Why the President Must Be Impeached
The other evening, when the air quality had become too poor to go outside because my state was burning, sitting in a window facing another of those apocalyptic…
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11 weeks ago
How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves
T he first time Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja ever heard voices on the radio, he panicked. “Fuck,” he remembers thinking, “those people have been inside there a long…
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12 weeks ago
Bret, Unbroken
May 31, 2013 Story Update Y ou know what people think. They see jeans too short and winter coat too shiny, too grimy, and think, homeless . They watch a credit…
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12 weeks ago
Snowbound | Outside Online
As Stephen Olshansky hiked south through alpine Colorado in the crackling beauty of autumn 2015, he knew he was playing chicken with the arrival of winter. He…
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august 2018
How a Transplanted Face Transformed a Young Woman’s Life
This story is difficult to look at. Yet we are asking you to go on the remarkable journey of how a young woman received a face transplant because it reveals…
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august 2018
California Burning
Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8 by Heather Hansen Firestorm: How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future by Edward Struzik Burning Planet: The Story of Fire…
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august 2018
The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life
Credit Illustration by Michael Houtz On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused…
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august 2018
A New Citizen Decides to Leave the Tumult of Trump’s America
Illustration by Eleni Kalorkoti I have been thinking lately about a letter that I received from President Barack Obama in the fall of 2011. In it, he offered me…
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august 2018
Penn Jillette on Magic and the Alleged Trump Celebrity Apprentice Tapes
Photo: Bobby Doherty The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself…
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august 2018
Hiroshima
A hundred thousand people were killed by the atomic bomb. Survivors wonder why they lived when so many others died. Photograph from Rolls Press / Popperfoto /…
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august 2018
Postcards from the Edge
All roads in Butte, Montana , lead to Barb, because she is the keeper of the Pit. Not a barbecue pit, not a beach volleyball pit, not a bone pit. Something far…
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august 2018
Life as a North Korean living in the South.
Years ago in Yonsa, a small North Korean town near the Chinese border, residents gathered to watch a man die. Executioners tied him by his neck, chest, and…
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august 2018
“I Have a Secret. My Father Is Steve Jobs”: Lisa Brennan-Jobs Recalls Memories of Her Famous Father
Lisa Brennan-Jobs on her father’s lap in the Palo Alto home she shared with her mother, 1987. Photograph courtesy of Grove Atlantic. T hree months before he…
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august 2018
The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times By O n a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom…
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july 2018
In 1982, a Family Disappeared From Their Valley Home—What Happened to the Salomons?
W e found the front door locked and the house dark. Not even the front porch light flickered that warm evening when my mom and I walked five doors over to the…
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july 2018
Tesla’s Model 3 Is Elon Musk’s Hell
On July 1, Elon Musk went home to sleep. The chief executive of Tesla Inc. had been camping out at his electric car factory in Fremont, Calif., for much of the…
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july 2018
Been Down So Long It Looks Like Debt to Me | M.H. Miller
On Halloween in 2008, about six weeks after Lehman Brothers collapsed, my mother called me from Michigan to tell me that my father had lost his job in the sales…
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july 2018
‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people
O n a hot day in the summer of 2014, in the Civic Park neighbourhood where Pastor R Sherman McCathern preached in Flint, Michigan, water rushed out of a couple…
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july 2018
How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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july 2018
“Frog and Toad”: An Amphibious Celebration of Same-Sex Love
In 1974, four years after publishing his first children’s book about the close friendship between Frog and Toad, the author and illustrator Arnold Lobel told…
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july 2018
The A.C.L.U.’s Fight to Reunite Families Separated Under Trump
Ms. L., a 39-year-old Congolese woman, whose daughter S. was taken from her in November 2017 by ICE. Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times O n the morning…
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july 2018
Aztec moral philosophy didn’t expect anyone to be a saint – Sebastian Purcell | Aeon Essays
When Halloween rolled around last year, my wife and I were prepared to be greeted by scores of eager trick-or-treaters. Guided by the thought that too much…
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july 2018
LRB · John Lanchester · After the Fall
Some of the more pessimistic commentators at the time of the credit crunch, myself included, said that the aftermath of the crash would dominate our economic…
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july 2018
Code Red
Cases of Modelo sit on a rickety wooden table near the elevator, two laptops open to a Google sign-in sheet beside them. A few people mill around the table,…
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june 2018
The Secret to Nintendo’s Success
For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in Kyoto, Japan,…
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june 2018
Adam's Fall
Deep Reprints Originally appeared in The Coast , January 31, 2008 by Matthieu Aikins This story was honoured in 2009 with a Canadian Association of Journalists…
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june 2018
Joe and the Whale
‌ by Chelsea Murray Illustrations by Aziza Asat‏ ‌ ‌ Sunrise on the St. Lawrence‏ ‌ ‌ “The whale was the future, the present and the past, all in one; the…
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june 2018
Night Life
TW PICK OF THE WEEK The Valley Pub at 1206 Puyallup Ave., Tacoma begins a series of summer jazz jams that will take place on the fourth Sunday of each month in…
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june 2018
How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed
Politics How the Case for Voter Fraud Was Tested — and Utterly Failed From a new Supreme Court ruling to a census question about citizenship, the campaign…
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june 2018
The Endling: Watching a Species Vanish in Real Time
There is a word, sad and resonant, for the last member of a dying species . The word is endling. Martha, who perished at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914, was the…
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june 2018
Has the quest for top-down unification of physics stalled? – Ben Allanach | Aeon Essays
In recent years, physicists have been watching the data coming in from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) with a growing sense of unease. We’ve spent decades…
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june 2018
The Reputation-Laundering Firm That Ruined Its Own Reputation
Tim Bell, one of London’s most powerful publicists, is vocally unrepentant about representing dictators and oligarchs. Illustration by Ben Jones; photographs by…
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june 2018
When the Next Plague Hits
Workers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit practicing safe procedure on a mannequin Jonno Rattman Image above: Workers at the…
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june 2018
Watermarks | Donovan Hohn
Where does a story begin? The fiction is that they do, and end, rather than that the stuff of a story is just a cup of water scooped from the sea and poured…
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june 2018
Bach at the Burger King - Los Angeles Review of Books
AT THE CORNER of 8th and Market in San Francisco, by a shuttered subway escalator outside a Burger King, an unusual soundtrack plays. A beige speaker, mounted…
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june 2018
A World More Beautiful and Alive: A Review of The Extractive Zone
My phone buzzes with emergency alerts as the electricity in my home goes in and out throughout the night. For the next few days, I wait as the perimeter of…
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june 2018
The face in the waves
S wampscott — Michelle Murray-Mendez hung up the phone, pulled a jacket around her shoulders against the January wind, and drove the 9 miles to King’s Beach,…
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june 2018
One College's Struggle to Get Poor Students Through School
Russell Lowery-Hart has been the president of Amarillo College since 2014. Adria Malcolm Russell Lowery-Hart spent a Texas winter weekend sleeping outside, even…
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june 2018
The rocky story of Retro Studios before Metroid Prime
It took a lot of different ideas to make Metroid Prime happen Sonny Ross It’s 2000. A shiny new Ferrari pulls into the parking lot of Retro Studios’ enormous…
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may 2018
The Teachers’ Strike and the Democratic Revival in Oklahoma
Schools in Oklahoma are among the most poorly funded in the nation. Illustration by Deanna Halsall Subscriber? Create a login. Sign in. Craig Hoxie, an Army…
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may 2018
The Believer Our Arab
In the 1963–’64 Windom High School yearbook, there is an entire page dedicated to my Palestinian father. During his one year as an exchange student in Windom,…
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may 2018
Daughters of the Springs
A few miles southwest of Gainesville, the arching oaks of central Florida loosen into long fields full of beef steer. They tighten up again into the Goethe…
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may 2018
Will the Fervor for Impeachment Start a Democratic Civil War?
Republicans see a push for impeachment as likely to be a disaster for Democrats in the midterms. Illustration by Christoph Niemann Al Green cuts a distinctive…
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may 2018
Life Inside Texas' Border Security Zone
Wed, May 23, 2018 at 8:00 am CST the surge How Texas’ decade-long border security operation has turned South Texas into one of the most heavily policed and…
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may 2018
North Carolina's Teacher Revolt Was Decades in the Making
A derecho of red shirts swept through Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday as thousands of teachers and their allies flooded the capitol, in defiance of the pouring…
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may 2018
The Tragic End to a Longtime Black-Car Driver’s Campaign Against Uber
Photograph courtesy of Black Car News Above: Doug Schifter with his car. On a Monday morning in early February, Neil Weiss sat at his kitchen table in Cherry…
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may 2018
‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley
Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech nostalgia…
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may 2018
Traumatic License: An Oral History of Action Park
Zandy Mangold In the summer of 1983, Action Park—a collection of water-themed amusement rides installed over a ski resort in the rural town of Vernon, New…
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may 2018
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