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[Context ] | I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read, by Francine Prose

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 12:07

How American high school students learn to loathe literature

[Postcard ] | The Kurds’ Choice, by Piotr Zalewski

Thu, 07/30/2015 - 09:38

Watching Turkey’s election in Diyarbakir

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Matthew Sherrill

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 07:00

A gunman kills two people at a movie theater in Louisiana, the world’s largest e-sport league announces that it will give players drug tests, and a “mystery pooper” strikes a Norwegian golf course

[Sketch ] | Moon Dream, by Jason Novak

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:18

An illustration of Johannes Kepler writing his science-fiction novel, Somnium, in 1608. 

[Editor's Note ] | Introducing the August Issue, by Ellen Rosenbush

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:43

Kai Wright spends two years in a town where the Great Recession never ended; Mya Frazier explores the discomfiting economics of police brutality; Sarah Manguso, Michelle Tea, and eight other contributors discuss parenthood; and Harpers.org launches a metered paywall

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Winston Choi-Schagrin

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 07:00

A man kills four Marines and a Navy sailor in Tennessee, the Islamic State’s chief singer-songwriter dies in an airstrike, and a squirrel is detained for stalking

[Publisher's Note ] | The Ignorance of Journalists, by John R. MacArthur

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 17:02

“The fix was in from the beginning, despite the revolt. Fast-track authority was never in danger.”

[Commentary ] | Greece, Europe, and the United States, by James K. Galbraith

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:00

“A progressive Europe—the Europe of sustainable growth and social cohesion—would be one thing. The gridlocked, reactionary, petty, and vicious Europe that actually exists is another. It cannot and should not last for very long.”

[Context ] | A Deeply Integrated Europe, by Emmanuel Todd

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 11:59

The euro and its discontents

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Miranda Popkey

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 07:00

South Carolina removes the Confederate flag from its State House, El Chapo escapes from prison again, and the soundtrack to a pornographic film plays over the PA system of a Target in California

[Context ] | How Germany Reconquered Europe, by James K. Galbraith

Fri, 07/10/2015 - 09:15

The euro and its discontents

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Sharon J. Riley

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 07:00

Boko Haram kills 200 villagers in Nigeria, the mayor of Sacramento files for a restraining order against his city, and a teenager in Arkansas finds a four-inch centipede in his ear.

[Context ] | Castro’s Cuba, by John Corry

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 05:30

Drums, guns, and the new man

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Camille Bromley

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 07:00

The United States legalizes same-sex marriage, the Islamic State bombs a Shiite mosque, and a man named Rod is struck by lighting