The mystery behind Jesus’s (probably fake) wife, white nationalism in the GOP, the timepieces of the rich and famous (and powerful), a potential diagnosis on American politics, Liberia after Ebola, and much more

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July/August 2016

July/August 2016

The mystery behind Jesus’s (probably fake) wife, white nationalism in the GOP, the timepieces of the rich and famous (and powerful), a potential diagnosis on American politics, Liberia after Ebola, and much more

Cover Story

How American Politics Went Insane

How American Politics Went Insane

It happened gradually—and until the U.S. figures out how to treat the problem, it will only get worse.

Jonathan Rauch

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Features

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.

Ariel Sabar

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The Republican Party’s White Strategy

The Republican Party’s White Strategy

Embracing white nativism in the 1990s turned the California GOP into a permanent minority. The same story may now be repeating itself nationally.

Peter Beinart

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When the Body Attacks the Mind

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness

Moises Velasquez-Manoff

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After Ebola

After Ebola

The disease has left a terrible legacy—and another outbreak is likely.

Lois Parshley

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Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.

Terrence Rafferty

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Dispatches

The War on Stupid People

The War on Stupid People

David H. Freedman

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Big in Venezuela: Rolex Revolutionaries

Big in Venezuela: Rolex Revolutionaries

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez

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Being Chelsea Clinton

Being Chelsea Clinton

Michelle Cottle

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The Science of Beer Goggles

The Science of Beer Goggles

Stephanie Hayes

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New Orleans Learns to Love Water

New Orleans Learns to Love Water

Laura Bliss

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The Curse of the Loyal Sports Fan

The Curse of the Loyal Sports Fan

Jerry Useem

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Your Coffeemaker Is Watching You

Your Coffeemaker Is Watching You

Adrienne LaFrance

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Stonewall Jackson Takes a Nap

Stonewall Jackson Takes a Nap

Mary Roach

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The Culture File

The Electric Surge of Miles Davis

The Electric Surge of Miles Davis

James Parker

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The Assault on Antidepressants

The Assault on Antidepressants

Jonathan Rosen

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The Tender Arsonist

The Tender Arsonist

Nathaniel Rich

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Why Extreme Gymnastics Will Dominate the Rio Olympics

Why Extreme Gymnastics Will Dominate the Rio Olympics

Meghan O'Rourke

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The Humanity of <i>The Wicked Boy</i>

The Humanity of The Wicked Boy

Ann Hulbert

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Departments

The Conversation

The Conversation

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What Accident Most Changed the Course of History?

What Accident Most Changed the Course of History?

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