The Printed Word in Peril·

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The age of Homo virtualis is upon us
Photograph (detail) by Ellen Cantor from her Prior Pleasures series © The artist. Courtesy dnj Gallery, Santa Monica, California

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Among Britain’s Anti-Semites·

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The Labour Party’s Moral Dilemma
A protest against anti-Semitism in the Labour Party in Parliament Square, London, March 26, 2018 (detail) © Yui Mok/PA Images/Getty Images

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Nothing but Gifts·

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Finding a home in a world gone awry
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Border agents are expanding their reach into the country’s interior
Checkpoint on I-35 near Encinal, Texas (detail) © Gabriella Demczuk

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Chance that a woman in one of the U.S. military’s three service academies claims to have been sexually harassed:

1 in 2

Stimulating people’s brains with an electric current while they sleep can improve their powers of memory.

Paul Manafort accepts a plea deal; Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault; Jeff Bezos gets into the kindergarten racket.

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Art, Monday Gallery — September 24, 2018, 11:08 am

“Eden, Interstate 25, Colorado, 1968,” a photograph by Robert Adams, whose work is currently on view at Fraenkel Gallery, in San Francisco. 
 
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Podcast — September 20, 2018, 1:11 pm

Thomas Frank: Rendezvous with Oblivion

The author of What’s the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal’s latest collection of essays offers a revealing tour of America 

Postcard — September 20, 2018, 11:08 am

Indistinguishable from Magic

Dynamicland seeks to free us from our devices—through technology

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Hot, Silent, and Brand New

Back and forth across the Phoenix sprawl in triple-digit heat

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Paul Manafort accepts a plea deal; Brett Kavanaugh accused of sexual assault; Jeff Bezos gets into the kindergarten racket

Art, Monday Gallery — September 17, 2018, 4:15 pm

Rascals, a painting by Julia Rommel, whose work is on view this week at Tanya Leighton Gallery, in Berlin.
 
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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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