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What We Talk About When We Talk About Talking About Race

Deep inside the Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision lies a fight about how we speak about race in America.

Rube Goldberg’s Contraptions Weren’t Merely Entertaining—They Were a Wiley Form of Satire

The Crafty Facebook Algorithms That Keep You Clicking

California’s Wildfire Season Is Now Year-Round

Extreme dryness has turned the state into a tinderbox.

Education

Needs Improvement

Student evaluations of professors aren’t just biased and absurd—they don’t even work.

How New York Can Rebuild Its Waterfronts to Withstand Future Superstorms

Piketty’s Capital Is a Merciless—and Entertaining!—Takedown of His Own Profession

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