"Misapplying the theory I mislearned in college."
William Bratton and the new police state
A museum’s misguided attempt to rescue the past
Harper’s Magazine writer David Gargill on General Electric’s failed Hudson River cleanup
A homemade bomb explodes under a dumpster in New York City, Donald Trump admits U.S. president Barack Obama was born in America, and a fertility doctor in Indiana is accused of artificially inseminating his patients with his own sperm
Robert Sullivan on the cult of Hamilton, Walter Kirn on the Republican National Convention, Rachel Nolan on El Salvador’s anti-abortion machinery, a story by Joyce Carol Oates, and more
From How to Be Perfect: An Illustrated Guide, with words by Ron Padgett and illustrations by Jason Novak.
Russian forces launch airstrikes in Syria, Hillary Clinton gets pneumonia, and a woman in Oklahoma marries her daughter
Why the Hudson River will never run clean
The art of protest
North Korea fires three ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan, millions of honeybees die in South Carolina, and JetBlue puts an unaccompanied minor on the wrong flight
?A secretary bird, 1870, and a Guianan cock of the rock, 1862–64, reproduced in Remarkable Birds, which was published this month by Thames & Hudson. Artwork © The British Library Board
Road-tripping to the end of the world
The quest to control the weather
An earthquake kills 290 people in Italy, Egypt’s police use Grindr, and a dog is elected mayor of a town in Minnesota for the second time.
From an interview with a girl in a reintegration program for former child soldiers in Colombia.
The Olympic Games end, 500 civilians are killed in Syria, and a study finds that humans are concerned about hurting robots’ feelings