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The XX Factor
Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
Violence, Love, and Hope: Growing Up in the Bronx in the 1980s
I First Wore a Dress to Impersonate Ayn Rand. It Was Liberating.
The GOP’s Senate candidate doesn’t want voters to know just how conservative she really is.
The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sales of Spyware Used in Stalking
Thomas Jefferson's 1769 Newspaper Ad Seeking a Fugitive Slave
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Tim & Eric Brought Their Twisted Minds—and Jeff Goldblum—to This Bizarre Light Bulb Ad
Naomi Klein Is Wrong
Multinational corporations are doing more than governments to halt climate change.
Hamas Drops Back to Nearly Even With Fatah in Poll of Palestinians
Behind the Scenes
“For People, Food Is Heaven”
Boer Deng on the story behind her piece “How to Order Chinese Food.”
One of Last Year’s Best Animated Shorts Is Finally Online for Free
America is overlooking a plentiful renewable resource: animal manure.
A Lovable Murderer and Heroic Villain: The Story of Australia's Most Iconic Outlaw
Michigan Admits That Quarterback Likely Played With Concussion
Why Are Mint Condition Comic Books So Expensive?
Now Stare. Don’t Stop.
The perfect political wife’s loving gaze in campaign ads.
What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war.
Something Vast and Cold Lurks Beneath the Surface of Titan’s Lakes
Prudie advises a woman whose boyfriend demands she flash truckers on the highway.
Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation
Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
The Self-Made Man
The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Lena Dunham, the Book
More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
The Daydream Disorder
Is sluggish cognitive tempo a disease or disease mongering?
New York City to End Use of Solitary Confinement on Juveniles
“Everything Must Change in Italy”
An interview with Italian Prime Minster Matteo Renzi.
Iceland Announces Men-Only U.N. Conference to Address Gender Equality
The XX Factor
Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
This Month the U.S. Could Pass Saudi Arabia as the World’s Biggest Petroleum Producer
Louisiana Isn’t Boot-Shaped Anymore
The Gist on how erosion is literally changing the map of the Pelican State.
We May Never Know Whether Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
The CIA Still Redacts How Much It Paid for PCs in 1987
Salman Rushdie, Amy Schumer, Seth Meyers, and Many More on Their Favorite Simpsons Episodes
Why Do Some People Need More Sleep Than Others?
The science of “short sleepers.”
White House Intruder Said to Have Been Captured at Door Actually Ran Into East Room
The Strange Thing David Fincher Does With the “Cool Girl” Speech in Gone Girl
Your Facebook Data Is About to Start Following You Everywhere You Go
The Aftershocks of Colonialism
Africa’s postcolonial recovery and the problem with how it’s covered.