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Interviews

Interviews with experts on politics and policy, technology and business, pop culture, food, science, and everything else that matters.

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

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

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

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

The problem with America’s semi-rich

Why the best aliens are just a little bit human

The trillion-dollar coin scheme, explained by the guy who invented it

Our amazing sense of touch, explained by a Nobel laureate

How the Nobel Prizes skew science

What Squid Game’s fantasies and harsh realities reveal about Korea

The case for a more radical climate movement

How does progress happen?

Why America keeps turning its back on Haitian migrants

Still Mad is a sweeping, thrilling survey of the writers who built second-wave feminism

It’s time to rethink air conditioning

Why Obama’s former ethics czar is highly critical of Hunter Biden’s lucrative art sales

“Progressive prosecutors” are working within the system to change it. How is that going?

The political crisis in Tunisia, explained by an expert

Prom, after a senior year interrupted

An Indigenous firefighter explains how to better manage wildfires

Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees

Frito-Lay workers are striking. Here’s how to support them.

What happens if the Taliban wins in Afghanistan?

One of Canada’s top climate officials is trying to save the planet — by leaving government

Why do we buy what we buy?

Remote workers are moving out of big cities — but not to the Midwest

It’s incredibly hard to get a rape conviction. Bill Cosby’s release makes it feel pointless.

How to redesign cities to withstand heat waves

Why some biologists and ecologists think social media is a risk to humanity

How In the Heights’ creators turned the hit Broadway musical into a movie

The radical help of the anti-advice column

The far right is weaponizing climate change to argue against immigration

Guaranteed income is graduating from charity to public policy

Tracking the world’s largest iceberg

In many Asian American families, racism is rarely discussed

Stacey Abrams breaks down the politics of her Supreme Court thriller

Why dating apps make you feel awful

The case for sleeping in separate beds

Novelist Akwaeke Emezi talks writing a nonbinary novel

The First Amendment has a Facebook problem

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