The Gatekeepers·

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On the burden of the black public intellectual
Bloom, acrylic, ink, wood, and fabric on canvas, by David Shrobe © The artist. Courtesy Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco

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The Vanishing·

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The plight of Christians in an age of intolerance
Overlooking the village of Mergey from the old section of the Mar Mattai Monastery, Mount Maqlub, Iraq. All photographs from Iraq (October 2017) and Jerusalem (March 2018) by Nicole Tung (Detail)

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Investigating Hate·

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Inside New York City’s task force on bias
Illustration by Shonagh Rae (Detail)

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Toward an ethical archive of the web
Illustration by Hanna Barczyk

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Estimated number of times in the Fall of 1990 that George Bush told a joke about his dog asking for a wine list with her Alpo:

10

French researchers reported that 52 percent of young women exposed to Francis Cabrel’s ballad “Je l’aime à mourir” gave their phone numbers to an average-looking young man who hit on them, whereas only 28 percent of those exposed to Vincent Delerm’s “L’heure du thé” did so.

Migrant children were teargassed; carbon dioxide levels have reached three to five million year high; missionary killed by remote tribe

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Weekly Review — December 5, 2018, 1:21 pm

Weekly Review

George H. W. Bush died; military law enforcement officers broke up a catfishing ring; a London ambulance trainee went rogue

Postcard — December 5, 2018, 10:00 am

The Shapes of Stones

The careful act of paying respects to kin while under curfew in Kashmir

Film — December 4, 2018, 12:37 pm

A Private War

Life during wartime is more complicated than easily digestible, Hollywood heroism

Art, Monday Gallery — December 3, 2018, 10:34 am

Chloe Dewe Mathews, Every winter, on the day of Epiphany, members of the Russian Orthodox church plunge themselves three times into the Volga River to remember Christ’s baptism. Astrakhan, Russia, 2012; from Chloe Dewe Mathews: Caspian: The Elements (Aperture and Peabody Museum Press, 2018)

Two men by the Volga River in Astrakhan, Russia. Every winter, on the day of Epiphany, members of the Russian Orthodox Church plunge themselves three times into the river to remember Christ’s baptism. Photograph by Chloe Dewe Mathews, from her monograph Caspian: The Elements, published by Aperture and Peabody Museum Press in October.

Courtesy the artist, Aperture, and Peabody Museum Press

Reviews — November 30, 2018, 1:03 pm

The Future of Work

No bleaker than it’s ever been

Postcard — November 29, 2018, 2:48 pm

Tipping Point

In Jharkhand, women take on the timber mafia

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“Nowadays, most states let just about anybody who wants a concealed-handgun permit have one; in seventeen states, you don’t even have to be a resident. Nobody knows exactly how many Americans carry guns, because not all states release their numbers, and even if they did, not all permit holders carry all the time. But it’s safe to assume that as many as 6 million Americans are walking around with firearms under their clothes.”

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