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[Publisher's Note ] | The President’s War, by John R. MacArthur

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:00

“For the first three years of François Hollande’s presidency, he was neither malicious nor dangerous. And yet, since the terrorist attack on the Bataclan, it’s been a whole different story.”

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

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:26

The Zika virus spreads to 23 countries, Oregon state police kill an antigovernment militiaman, and China reports a shortage of donkey gelatin

[Postcard ] | Making Space, by Dave Kim

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 16:42

A visit to the Chicago Architecture Biennial

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Matthew Sherrill

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:04

Winter Storm Jonas strikes the East Coast, al-Shabaab kills at least 20 people at a hotel and restaurant in Mogadishu, and Donald Rumsfeld designs a solitaire app

[Context ] | Turtle Sanctuary, by William Beebe

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 13:36

Vietnam’s sacred turtle dies; William Beebe watches turtles breed in Mexico.

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

Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:54

The United States lifts economic sanctions against Iran, Mein Kampf sells out in Germany, and Auckland bans mermaid swimsuits

[Context ] | The Luckiest Woman on Earth, by Nathaniel Rich

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:16

Three people win the largest Powerball jackpot in U.S. history; Nathaniel Rich profiles a woman who won millions in the Texas lottery on four separate occasions.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Joe Kloc

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:55

Kim Jong-un claims he detonated a hydrogen bomb, marines in Mexico capture El Chapo, and a lonely man builds a robotic drinking buddy

[Context ] | The Great Republican Land Heist, by Christopher Ketcham

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 15:26

Ammon Bundy takes over a wildlife refuge in Oregon; Christopher Ketcham traces the history of the Bureau of Land Management

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Jordana Cepelewicz

Tue, 01/05/2016 - 12:28

Bill Cosby is charged with sexual assault, an armed militia occupies an Oregon wildlife refuge, and the Catholic Church suspends a priest for riding a hoverboard

[Readings ] | Divide and Conquer, by Harper's Magazine

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 11:48

Sample problems from a mathematics textbook for children between six and twelve years old, published by the Islamic State’s ministry of education.