Destroyer of Worlds·

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Taking stock of our nuclear present
Illustration by Darrel Rees. Source photographs: Kim Jong-un © ITAR-TASS Photo Agency/Alamy Stock Photo; Donald Trump © Yuri Gripas/Reuters/Newscom

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When private ownership of a bridge gets old
Illustration by Richard Mia

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“I am Here Only for Working”·

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Conversations with the petroleum brotherhood in the UAE
Photograph from the United Arab Emirates by the author. This page: Ruwais Mall

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The Year of The Frog·

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“Horse 1,” by Nine Francois. Courtesy the artist and AgavePrint, Austin, Texas

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Dead Ball Situation·

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A philosopher’s flat-footed meditations on the beautiful game
Tostão, No. 9, and Pelé, No. 10, celebrate Carlos Alberto’s final goal for Brazil in the World Cup final against Italy on June 21, 1970, Mexico City © Heidtmann/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

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Chances that a gynecologist in Italy refuses to perform abortions for religious reasons:

7 in 10

A newly discovered microsnail can easily pass through the eye of a needle.

Moore’s wife published a letter of support signed by more than 50 pastors, and four of those pastors said they either had never seen the letter or had seen it before Moore was accused of sexual assault and asked to have their names removed.

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Art, Monday Gallery — November 20, 2017, 1:17 pm

“Policeman with Baton Facing Demonstrators, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington, D.C.,1968,” a photograph by Jill Freedman. The exhibition Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968 is on view this week at Steven Kasher Gallery, in New York City. Courtesy the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery, New York City

Weekly Review — November 16, 2017, 3:39 pm

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Roy Moore, a 70-year-old lawyer and Republican candidate for the US Senate who once accidentally stabbed himself with a murder weapon while prosecuting a case in an Alabama courtroom, was accused of having sexually assaulted two women, Leigh Corfman and Beverly Young Nelson, while he was an assistant district attorney in his thirties and they were 14 and 16 years old, respectively. Moore denied knowing Nelson, and Nelson showed reporters a copy of her high-school yearbook, which Moore had purportedly signed. Read more…

Oral History — November 14, 2017, 4:03 pm

Leaving Home

“I knew that if I had a relationship or became really close to a girl, my family would lock me up.”

Art, Monday Gallery — November 13, 2017, 11:32 am

Winter Dispatch, a drawing by Toyin Ojih Odutola, whose work is on view this week at the Whitney Museum of American Art, in New York City. © Toyin Ojih Odutola. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York City

Publisher's Note — November 10, 2017, 5:29 pm

Industrial Tourism

NAFTA is an investment contract that protects American and Canadian goods and interests against Mexican expropriation, regulation, and pestering by local authorities.

Postcard — November 10, 2017, 11:45 am

Cave Divers

Seeking adventure in the caves of Haiti. 

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"Gun owners have long been the hypochondriacs of American politics. Over the past twenty years, the gun-rights movement has won just about every battle it has fought; states have passed at least a hundred laws loosening gun restrictions since President Obama took office. Yet the National Rifle Association has continued to insist that government confiscation of privately owned firearms is nigh. The NRA’s alarmism helped maintain an active membership, but the strategy was risky: sooner or later, gun guys might have realized that they’d been had. Then came the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, followed swiftly by the nightmare the NRA had been promising for decades: a dedicated push at every level of government for new gun laws. The gun-rights movement was now that most insufferable of species: a hypochondriac taken suddenly, seriously ill."

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