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Manifest DensityUse our interactive map to figure out how many sparsely populated flyover states it takes to equal one densely packed New York City.
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Reading InsecurityHas the Internet killed thoughtful, prolonged engagement with a text—or are we nostalgic for a reading Eden that never existed?