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So Is It Spring Yet?

34 min 25 sec ago
Three ways of thinking (scientifically) about the East Coast’s ridiculous heat

The Tragedy of Erik Killmonger

3 hours 21 min ago
The revolutionary ideals of Black Panther’s profound and complex villain have been twisted into a desire for hegemony.

A Veteran on the Need to Control Civilian Arms

Tue, 2018-02-20 21:15
For recent items about gun massacres, and the public response, please see (starting with most recent): “Show…

<em>The Atlantic</em> Daily: 'Information Warfare'

Tue, 2018-02-20 19:19
Trump’s response to Russian interference, the Munich security conference, Black Panther’s blockbuster weekend, and more

<i>The Atlantic</i> Politics & Policy Daily: Ban on Bump Stocks?

Tue, 2018-02-20 17:52
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff sessions to propose regulations that would ban accessories that increase the firing rates of semi-automatic weapons.

Mueller’s Latest Plea Deal Puts Pressure on Paul Manafort

Tue, 2018-02-20 15:58
On Tuesday, Alex Van Der Zwaan, a lawyer who helped produce a report at Manafort’s behest, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

The Game-Changing Success of <em>Black Panther</em>

Tue, 2018-02-20 15:29
Marvel has hit big with a movie that leads with the artistry of its storytelling and the diversity of its characterization. Hollywood would do well to take notice.

'No Words' Left to Describe Syria's Carnage

Tue, 2018-02-20 14:10
As regional powers confront each other on the battlefield, Syrians keep dying.

Trump Is Right to Warn About Calling Elections Illegitimate

Tue, 2018-02-20 14:00
Whatever their reasons, both Obama and Trump have argued against overemphasizing the effects of election interference—and they might both have a point.

'We Care Just as Much': A Republican Reflects on the Parkland Shooting

Tue, 2018-02-20 13:41
Texas Representative Joe Barton, a survivor of last summer’s mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice, talks about his reaction to the attack in Florida.

The Controversial Theory That Explains the Structure of the Internet

Tue, 2018-02-20 13:15
New evidence challenges one of the most celebrated ideas in network science.

This Average Joe Is the Most Quoted Man in News

Tue, 2018-02-20 12:55
A retired highway maintenance worker has been interviewed by American media outlets over a thousand times.

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

Tue, 2018-02-20 12:22
“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”

The Rise of Anti-Liberalism

Tue, 2018-02-20 12:11
Is a lack of meaning really worse than a lack of freedom?

A Quiet, Ancestral Farm Life in Western France

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:55
Reuters photographer Stephane Mahe visited a farmer named Jean-Bernard Huon, on his farm in western France, where he deliberately lives a traditional, non-mechanized farm life.

The Chasm Between Racial Optimism and Reality

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:45
Five decades after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., equality, for many, remains a distant dream.

The Shape of Ancient Dice Suggests Shifting Beliefs in Fate and Chance

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:29
Roman dice were often visibly biased, but that might not have mattered to someone who believed in divine intervention.

A Weekend for Ignoring Signs of Doom

Tue, 2018-02-20 11:06
At the Munich Security Conference, few seemed to care about the numerous security flash points around the world.

A Mentor's Advice to UCLA's Campus Republicans

Tue, 2018-02-20 09:56
The sociologist Gabriel Rossman offered valuable advice to UCLA students on the responsibilities that accompany free speech—and modeled the importance of having conservative faculty on campus.

City Noise Might Be Making You Sick

Tue, 2018-02-20 08:00
For a century, urban commotion has been treated as a moral failing of individuals. Fixing it will require systemic changes to environmental noise.