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The biggest lie we still teach in American history classes

A Silicon Valley stylist shares her secrets: Allbirds are out, scruff is in, and khakis were never okay

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Bullshit jobs: why they exist and why you might have one

DeRay Mckesson on Trump-era activism: “We can’t just be fighting the people in seats of power”

“The fish rots from the head”: a historian on the unique corruption of Trump’s White House

Gary Shteyngart on his new book, which explores the self-delusion of Wall Street bankers

Race and football: why NFL owners are so scared of Colin Kaepernick

Brianna Wu survived Gamergate. Now she’s running for Congress.

Why romantic comedies matter

Why psychedelic drugs could transform how we treat depression and mental illness

10 legal experts on why Trump can’t pardon his way out of the Russia investigation

The case against empathy

Why marriages succeed — or fail

The author of Dopesick on how we’re still failing opioid users

“They have no allegiance to liberal democracy”: an expert on antifa explains the group

Why Buddhism is true

Tech companies use “persuasive design” to get us hooked. Psychologists say it’s unethical.

A Stanford psychologist on the art of avoiding assholes

An autopsy of the American dream

Why Jeff Sessions thinks Christians are under siege in America

Did the president obstruct justice? I asked 12 legal experts.

What a 1963 RFK-James Baldwin meeting teaches us about race in Trump’s America

Michiko Kakutani, esteemed book critic, has finally written a book. It’s about Trump.

Epistocracy: a political theorist’s case for letting only the informed vote

A historian surveys the wreckage of the Trump-Putin summit

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

Why “fake news” is an antitrust problem

Why Trump is an easy mark for Putin

A Russian newspaper editor explains how Putin made Trump his puppet

Why the myth of a perfect meritocracy is so pernicious 

“Empathetic hedonism”: why we were so glued to the Thai cave drama

Why you should give a shit about NATO

Why you should give a shit about Trump’s tariffs, explained by an economic historian

Why capitalism won’t survive without socialism

Why the death of democracy may be overhyped

A Princeton sociologist spent 8 years asking rural Americans why they’re so pissed off

The woman who argued Roe v. Wade on Kennedy retiring: “We thought we had won this”

Why this political scientist thinks the Democrats have to fight dirty

“Strict constructionism,” the judicial philosophy of Trump’s next SCOTUS pick, explained

Philip Zimbardo defends the Stanford Prison Experiment, his most famous work