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One Good Thing: The Mole is a relic of early reality TV that still holds up

Now streaming on Netflix, the spy-themed competition show lets viewers play along with the contestants.

Elon Musk’s imaginary world

Historian Jill Lepore on the strange but familiar appeal of "Muskism."

BuzzFeed’s a public company. Now what?

"The fate of BuzzFeed is going to determine the fortunes of a lot of other companies."

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Africa wants its stuff back

The world’s most illustrious museums are finally having to reckon with the stolen art in their collections.

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What Peng Shuai’s rape accusation says about China

Antarctica was once a rainforest. Could it be again?

Israeli spyware was used against US diplomats in Uganda

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One Good Thing: Money Heist, a joyful TV series about fighting the system

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Biden’s bewildering decision to expand a Trump-era immigration policy

There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments

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NASA gave Jeff Bezos money to build his office park in space

Biden’s winter Covid plan is what a new normal might look like

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How to know if omicron is as scary as it seems

This legendary 92-year-old biologist has some advice for saving Earth


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Why the government is constantly on the verge of shutting down

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America’s Public Health Experiment: The testing failure

How the US got it wrong from the very beginning.

Real estate has gone meta

The futuristic plan to fix America’s power grid

The religious right wants states’ tax dollars, and the Supreme Court is likely to agree

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The escalating costs of being single in America

Why is life in this country so hostile to single people?

In Flee, one Afghan refugee’s story comes to vibrant, animated life

To catch variants like omicron, the world needs to sequence way more virus genes

Virgil Abloh forever changed the relationship between fashion and language

Booster shots today could fight omicron tomorrow

Biden’s latest travel ban is “probably a waste of time”

It sure sounds like Roe v. Wade is doomed

Spend the winter reading novels of our online brains

How the faltering global vaccination effort paved the way for alarming variants

Venus could have been a paradise but turned into a hellscape. Earthlings, pay attention.

Psychiatrists are uncovering connections between viruses and mental health. They’re surprising.

December’s buzziest movies bring a wild movie year to a close

Amazon’s strategy to squeeze marketplace sellers and maximize its own profits is evolving

Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Netflix’s cute, whimsical “City of Ghosts” has layers for both parents and kids to enjoy

“Indie Sleaze” and “Internet Awesomesauce”: Meet the woman schooling TikTok on niche aesthetics

A criminal justice expert’s guide to donating effectively

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