The Afghan journalist Bushra Seddique on America, gratitude, and fried turkey
Human food rituals are unique to our species.
Franklin Foer discusses what makes this year’s game so hard to watch—and what it says about the world in 2022.
Clint Smith discusses how Germany remembers the Holocaust—and why the process of atonement in America must look different.
And everything we don’t know
Human speech is full of little magic tricks.
Adam Harris on where the end of the policy would leave college and university hopefuls
“Fear is a condiment, like Cayenne pepper; a little is an excellent relish.”
David French on how Newt Gingrich first exposed the schism that has since transformed the GOP
“The more conspiratorial discourse your society has, the more likely people will become anti-Semites,” Yair Rosenberg says.
Plus: A housing revolution is coming.
Adam Serwer discusses the absurdity of the recent backlash to nonwhite casting in The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, and other pop culture.
Ian Bogost on stick shifts, e-bikes, and what our transit says about who we are.
Amanda Mull discusses the HGTV-ification of America.
Ed Yong on what makes brain fog so unforgiving
The power of dramatic flair
“Vaccines are super important, but they can’t do this job alone.”
Sophie Gilbert on intimacy, Game of Thrones, American Pie, and more
“I think if we want people to genuinely own their mistakes, then you have to offer the possibility of redemption,” Helen Lewis says.
GOP presidential hopefuls have gotten a powerful reminder that their political future is inextricably linked to Donald Trump’s.