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April 18, 2014
The Pope in the Attic: Benedict in the Time of Francis
What's it like for the first living ex-pope in 600 years to watch from up close as the successor he enabled dismantles his legacy?
Paul Elie
Resegregation in the American South
Sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the schools in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, show how separate and unequal education is coming back.
Nikole Hannah-Jones/ProPublica
Could a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Prevent Another Fukushima?
MIT scientists argue that nukes can be tsunami-proofed by towing them out to to sea.
Todd Woody
The Irony of Cliven Bundy's Unconstitutional Stand
The Nevada rancher isn't just resisting the Bureau of Land Management--he's also fighting against his state's unusual constitutional history.
Matt Ford
Our Cubicles, Ourselves: How the Modern Office Shapes American Life
How did we come to work in spaces that make us so miserable?
Rebecca J. Rosen
Golf's Future After Tiger Woods: Bleak
The Masters offered a peek at what golf will look like once Woods fully fades out of contention--and with golf participation dropping and no "next Tiger" solidly in place, the outlook is grim.
Jake Simpson
In Focus: Battling for Control of Eastern Ukraine
The former Soviet satellite has been in deep turmoil since the ouster of the pro-Kremlin leadership in February.
Alan Taylor
Recognizing When Kids Benefit From Their Parents' Divorce
"Would kids really be better off if their parents stayed together, fighting and yelling and tiptoeing around?"
Dalton Conley
I Was Racially Profiled in My Own Driveway
A retired Major League Baseball player explains how he's trying to turn an upsetting encounter with the police into an opportunity for dialogue.
Doug Glanville
An Ex- Ex-Gay Lesbian Pastor Preaches Tolerance in Brazil
Years before starting her own church, Lanna Holder tried for religious reasons to quit being gay. She represents an unusual side of the Protestantism that's sweeping the world's largest Catholic country.
Olga Khazan
Sad Desk Lunch: Is This How You Want to Die?
How to avoid working through lunch, and diseases related to social isolation.
James Hamblin, Katherine Wells
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