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[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Rachel Poser

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:00

Gunmen kill 22 people at a hotel in Mali, a poet in Saudi Arabia is sentenced to death, and a Florida mayor tries to pay an ethics fine with 360,000 pennies and nickels 

[Context ] | How the Islamic State Was Won, by James Harkin

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:44

The Islamic State’s influence grows; James Harkin interviews its fighters, enemies, and potential recruits

[Postcard ] | Workers’ Paradise, by Chris Lewis

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 13:28

After more than half a century of socialist revolution, Cubans exemplify sustainable living—whether they want to or not.

[Commentary ] | Shaky Foundations, by Ken Silverstein

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:41

The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Miranda Popkey

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 11:04

The Islamic State carries out two suicide bombings in Beirut, U.S. officials say they are reasonably sure they’ve killed Jihadi John, and an eight-year-old boy is accused of killing a one-year-old girl

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

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:35

Alexandra Kleeman subjects herself to a week of bed rest, Nat Segnit celebrates Waterloo’s bicentennial, Charlotte Dumas documents Japan’s endangered horses, and more

[Art Sketch ] | Again Gone By, by Jason Novak

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:00

An illustrated interpretation of “Gone, Gone Again,” by the British poet Edward Thomas. 

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

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 09:00

President Obama rejects the Keystone XL pipeline, a marathon runner gets lost in the subway, and a ghost haunts selfies

[Publisher's Note ] | At Any Cost, by John R. MacArthur

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 08:00

“The pundits overestimate Americans’ supposedly anti-aristocratic tendencies, and underestimate Jeb’s profound determination to win.”

[Context ] | The Body Politic, by Emily Witt

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 17:44

The battle over Pablo Neruda’s corpse.

[Conversation ] | Money Trail, by Andrew Cockburn

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 15:58

“We spent 36 million dollars on a building that was totally built, never used, and has been turned over to the Afghans. As far as we know, it’s empty.”

[Context ] | Chronicle of a War Foretold, by Charles Glass

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 11:00

On the move with Ahmad Chalabi, the man who would be king

[Postcard ] | In Solitary, by Helen Redmond

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 08:00

For more than two decades, Willie Bosket spent twenty-three hours a day alone in a nine-by-six-foot cage.

[Readings ] | Jaded Lady, by Harper's Magazine

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 11:37

From headlines that appeared between 1992 and 2014 in the New York Times.

[Weekly Review ] | Weekly Review, by Matthew Sherrill

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 08:00

China said it was not afraid to start a war with the United States, police officers in Anderson, California, armed themselves with nunchucks, and a witch sued a warlock for harassment