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The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Here’s what you need to know about COP26, the high-stakes climate conference that starts on October 31.

Why Dune endures

Denis Villeneuve’s new big-screen adaptation underlines why generations have been fascinated by the story.

MLMs might not be able to get away with their shady promises much longer

Multilevel marketing schemes promise the world. Soon, the FTC might make them prove it.

How you’ll know when Covid-19 has gone from “pandemic” to “endemic”

It’s more subjective than you might think.

The French Dispatch is peak Wes Anderson. I wish I loved it.

Anderson’s latest film feasts on melancholy nostalgia for a world gone by — but the flavor is off.

Poaching is altering the genetics of wild animals

Elephants and other species are quickly adapting to human threats. Will that help them survive?

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The Supreme Court’s legitimacy crisis

Since the Supreme Court’s "shadow docket" decision to allow the Texas abortion ban to go into effect, a growing chorus of politicians and legal experts have questioned the court’s legitimacy. Vox's Ian Millhiser says the justices aren’t taking the criticism well.

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The future of vaccine mandates will likely come down to Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett

Remote work is bringing the city to the suburbs

How New York overengineered its million-dollar vaccine passport

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

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It’s time for Americans to buy less stuff

Democrats’ winnowing health care ambitions

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Democrats are setting up social policies for painful cliffs

Facebook’s name change plan reflects its real priorities

Dave Chappelle vs. trans people vs. Netflix

The Freedom to Vote Act is almost certainly doomed

Bitcoin’s big day on Wall Street

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

The Supreme Court floats a startling expansion to police immunity from the law

When can we start enjoying nightlife again? 

19 must-see movies from the fall film festivals

What’s the deal with fictional influencers?

One Good Thing: A YouTube decluttering channel that made my sister and me quit screaming


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The Most Dangerous Branch: A well-regulated militia

With six conservative judges on the bench this term, the Supreme Court could rule in favor of the most sweeping gun rights laws yet.

Texas’s anti-abortion law is back at SCOTUS. Here’s what’s different this time around.

The author whose story inspired Netflix’s Maid on why welfare is broken

The chaotic, irreplaceable Wendy Williams

How screwed are Democrats in the Senate?

Fake rhino horns were supposed to foil poachers. What went wrong?

The past, present, and future of body image in America

What to know about the latest fight over Trump’s executive privilege claims

The best $160 I ever spent: A session with a Black therapist

Joe Manchin won’t support a key climate program. Alternatives won’t be enough.

Americans are ready to tax the rich

Where is the line between life and art?

The myth of the climate moderate

No, the supply chain mess is not a war on Christmas

In Lauren Groff’s Matrix, medieval nuns build a feminist utopia

The case against means testing  

The $5 trillion insurance industry faces a reckoning. Blame climate change.

The Last Duel is a medieval epic about believing women, and it’s a mess

A last will and testament can be a huge fight for families


Why so many new buildings are covered in rectangles

How TV lied about abortion

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