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

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Chips are the new oil. There are no reserves.

Riotsville, U.S.A. is a window onto the bizarre beginnings of police militarization

Do we ask too much of parents?

How a 100-year-old miscalculation drained the Colorado River

How power companies have caused and worsened wildfires

The questions over the queen’s role in Britain’s violent empire, explained by a historian

Delia Owens wrote the thriller Where the Crawdads Sing. Was she also involved in a murder?

It’s the end of the car as we know it

Why Iraq could be approaching another civil war, explained by an expert

Are rap lyrics artistic expressions or confessions? Young Thug and Gunna will soon find out.

What if your financial future wasn’t stressful? 

Setting boundaries is more than just saying “no”

The ovarian “biological clock” and other reproductive health metaphors that have led science astray

Recreating The Simpsons in the post-apocalypse

The US monkeypox response is failing queer men

How to define success on your own terms

Trading Brittney Griner for the “Merchant of Death”

What we mean when we say Beyoncé is “saving” house music

What keeping secrets does to you

Sri Lanka’s protests are just the beginning of global instability

This Michigan Democrat wants her party to “call bullshit, bullshit”

Fire of Love, about married volcanologists, is this summer’s must-see doc

Why adoption won’t fill the gaps of a Roe-less America

The world is getting better. That doesn’t mean it’s good enough.

Reproductive rights have never been secure. Ask Black women.

How China’s relationship to Hollywood has shaped the movies

Buffalo, seven weeks after the massacre

Meta top executive Nick Clegg explains Facebook’s futuristic plans for the metaverse

The US’s first Black woman senator on what Ketanji Brown Jackson brings to the Supreme Court

Why we need a new queer canon

Podcast pioneer Bill Simmons on how to stay relevant

An ACT UP veteran on the power of anger in protest 

Inside the secret network of women who performed abortions before Roe

What the TSA could teach Congress about gun control

The Texas grid is designed to fail

Why gun control feels out of reach — and why there’s still hope

Masculinity, explained by WWE

An oil industry consultant explains why she’s had enough

From Ex Machina to Men, Alex Garland is always exploring original sin