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

Despite what conservatives say, Joe Biden is not trying to ruin the holiday shopping season.

Where is the line between life and art?

Bergman Island is a delightful anagram of a movie, and one of the best films of the year.

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

The National Book Award-nominated novel brings the swaggering brilliance of 12th-century poet Marie de France to towering life.

Americans are ready to tax the rich

A new poll shows strong support for taxing the rich to pay for Democrats’ Build Back Better Act.

Can the US cut drug prices without sacrificing new cures?

The big unanswered question at the heart of Democrats’ health care agenda.

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

Matt Damon and Ben Affleck’s new collaboration with Ridley Scott misses what’s important about the famous 14th-century rape case.

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How the iPhone changed everything

In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced a product that would change our lives forever. The new season of Land of the Giants explores “The Apple Revolution.”

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The home care fight in Congress

What elderly and disabled activists want from Biden.

The problem with America’s semi-rich

Why the best aliens are just a little bit human

A better way to legalize marijuana

Lebanon’s electricity was down for a day, but the crisis was years in the making

The thorny truth about socially responsible investing

Texas’s anti-abortion law was halted. Then, suddenly, it wasn’t.

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How the 3-point line is breaking basketball

Climate scientists should pay more attention to fish poop. Really.

Goodbye, Mr. Bond

The appeal and the shortcomings of women-only gyms

Is Biden’s legislative agenda popular? Yes, but …

The best- and worst-case scenarios for Covid-19 this winter

The debt ceiling fight is far from over

Supply chain havoc is getting worse — just in time for holiday shopping

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