Bookmarks (1066)

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    College Football Is Cannibalizing Itself

    In pursuit of money, universities and conferences are uprooting traditional rivalries and regional loyalties.

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    The Cult Classic That Captures the Grind of Dead-End Jobs

    Pop culture tends to romanticize bookstores as workplaces. Imogen Binnie’s Nevada does the opposite.

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    The Game Is (Probably) Up for Boris Johnson

    His most senior ministers are getting off the carousel of chaos because they just don’t see...

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    The Future of Mud

    A Senegalese architecture firm is championing a lower-tech material than concrete to help cities prepare for...

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    Uber Pool Is a Zombie

    Shared rides are back for the first time since March 2020. Did anyone notice?

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    Eight Books in Which Ignorance Is the Point

    People are always searching for answers, but not knowing can be its own reward.

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    Letter: The NIH Has Responded Forcefully to COVID-19

    The nation’s leading health-research agency, its acting director writes, has moved with unprecedented speed against a...

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    The Older Woman Comes of Age

    In a new comedy, Emma Thompson plays a woman who finally sees her body, the actor...

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    A Crisis Historian Has Some Bad News for Us

    Adam Tooze, a historian of economic disaster, sees a combination of worrisome signs.

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    The Origin of Vibes

    The same commentators who use vibes today might have reached for charisma. But while charisma was...

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    Hell Yeah, Tom Cruise

    The seductions of Top Gun, a movie about a bunch of killing machines vrooming around

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    How to Forgive Ourselves for What We Can’t Change

    The things we can’t change often come back to haunt us. But our capacity to change...

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    What’s Better in Britain

    Yes, the roads are confusing, the food portions unambitious, the peanut butter not so good, but...

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    America’s Necessary Myth for the World

    The great paradox in the world today is that the “dumb simplicity” of America’s self-perception is...

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    North Carolina Is a Warning

    With its even partisan split, its history of racist policies, and its stark urban-rural divide, the...

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    If It Can Happen in San Francisco, It Can Happen Anywhere

    The deep-blue city seems to have grown weary of the more radical elements of the new...

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    The January 6 Committee Is Going to Have the Final Word

    By establishing an official record of the insurrection, the members are creating clarity in a political...

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    What Lies Behind That ‘No Trespass’ Sign

    Once upon a time in America, people were free to roam. Then came the Civil War,...

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    The Accidental Trumpification of NATO

    In a narrow but important sense, the world has become more amenable to the former president....

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    A Portrait of the Artist Who Never Makes Art

    In her latest novel, Nell Zink offers up a classic künstlerroman—the story of an artist’s becoming—but...

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    Don’t Worry, It’s Not COVID

    Some tips for how to be a good sick person in the COVID era, whatever is...

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    Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Belongs to Everyone

    What is it about the once virtually unknown song that inspires so many musicians to make...

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    Literature for a Post-Roe World

    Fiction and poetry can help us grapple with our fears for the future—and remind us what...

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    You’re Not Allowed to Have the Best Sunscreens in the World

    Newer, better UV-blocking agents have been in use in other countries for years. Why can’t we...

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    The Coming Rise of Abortion as a Crime

    In places where abortion is now illegal, a range of pregnancy losses could be subject to...

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    Ukraine Has Exposed Russia as a Not-So-Great Power

    Kyiv’s success against Moscow forces us to reexamine our assumptions about what it means to be...

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    Photos of the Week: Lightning Rod, Crown Fountain, Lunar Transit

    Surfing at a water park in Italy, Ivan Kupala day in Russia, a robotic rover on...

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    Is Biden a Man Out of Time?

    Democrats have a growing sense of panic about conservative advances but are not seeing a president...

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    Marcel the Shell Is the Hero the World Needs

    The fragile little adventurer can teach us something powerful about navigating obstacles with grace.

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    The Supreme Court’s EPA Ruling Is Going to Be Very, Very Expensive

    The agency can still regulate carbon pollution, just not in the most efficient, system-wide ways.

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    What a Story of 1970s Abortion Activism Can Teach Us Today

    For the Jane Collective, organizing safe abortions in pre-Roe America didn’t just serve people in need—it...

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    The Domino Effects of New Anti-abortion Laws

    Plus: Thomas Chatterton Williams on abolishing the fiction of racial difference, and reader views on humor...