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The philosopher who resisted despair

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Mass shootings typically lead to looser gun laws, not stronger ones

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With Ricky Gervais’s new special, Netflix yet again suffers transphobic fools

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The rise of the sadboi big man

What we know so far about monkeypox

Why the Depp-Heard trial is so much worse than you realize

Why must we pay to have a slightly less miserable time at the airport?

A neo-Nazi idea to spark a race war inspired the Buffalo killings

Crypto believers insist this is all worth it. Is it?

A nurse was just sentenced to 3 years of probation for a lethal medical error

4 questions about long Covid experts wish they could answer

The new Russian offensive in Ukraine isn’t going much better than the previous one

Biden’s American Rescue Plan worsened inflation. The question is how much.

In an uncivil age, calls for “civility” are about squashing effective protest

The first spot in the Democrats’ presidential nominating calendar is up for grabs

Why Americans aren’t happy with their sex lives

The stock market’s panicking, but you don’t have to

The philosopher who warned us about loneliness and totalitarianism

After Roe: 9 legal experts on what rights the Supreme Court might target next

Office snacks might be dying off. Good.

A nurse made a fatal error. Why was she charged with a crime?

Ron DeSantis is following a trail blazed by a Hungarian authoritarian

7 ocean mysteries scientists haven’t solved yet

Why Republicans are favored to win the Senate — and how Democrats could stop them

Hollywood’s hot new trend: Parents who say they’re sorry

Michael Lewis on why Americans don’t trust experts

Russia’s offensive in the Donbas can’t make up for its failure in Kyiv

The right’s moral panic over “grooming” invokes age-old homophobia

Companies lose your data and then nothing happens

Shanghai’s zero Covid nightmare

The underwater “eye” that is unlocking ocean secrets

It’s time to think outside the mask mandate

The case for regret

The CDC’s new Covid-19 guidelines are facing their first test with BA.2

The endless debate about spoilers keeps us consuming boring art 

The wisdom of children