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October 30, 2014
The Constitutional Right of Scabby the Rat
This week, a New York district judge ruled that the inflatable is not going to be exterminated anytime soon.
POLLY MOSENDZ
The New Heroin Epidemic
Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin crisis.
Olga Khazan
Rape Is Not a Data Problem
The tech sector has tackled sexual violence like it tackles laundry delivery, and entirely missed the point.
Karen Levy
The Existential Crisis of Public Life Online
What Gamergate means for Twitter--and networked life
Robinson Meyer
The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction
From Leonora Carrington to Haruki Murakami, disparate writers tap into something universal when they channel the bizarre.
Jeff Vandermeer
When Your Teacher Is a Celebrity
Star professors can boost admissions--but can they actually teach?
Michele Willens
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