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First They Spoke Out. Now They’re Speaking to One Another.

Harvey Weinstein’s accusers sit down together to discuss the movement they helped start.

Trump’s Obsession With Black Athletes’ “Disrespect” Runs Deep

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Coco Is Haunted by the Ghosts of Past Pixar Movies

The Ecological Wonders in This Archive May Soon Be Extinct


60 Days in the Dark

Life in Puerto Rico is not much better two months after Maria—and in some ways it’s worse.

Charles Manson Will Always Haunt America’s Memory

The dead cult leader’s evil went far beyond mass murder.

Two Months After the Storm, Devastation and Neglect Are Puerto Rico’s New Normal

Charles Manson Embodied the Worst of the 1960s—and Every Era Since

How Gay Fathers Can Teach Their Daughters About Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Uber Needs Self-Driving Cars to Solve Its Existential Crisis

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