Watching my wife wither away had been hard enough. Then the pandemic hit.
Without a road map, he blazed a trail for Black performers, and then lost his way. Now he’s back.
A poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, published in The Atlantic in 1995
What archaeologists are learning from the hair of dead people
Even children are feeling the anxiety of the 2020 political season.
The arc of history does not bend inevitably toward justice. Sometimes, Americans barely avoid disaster.
His presidency may be the establishment’s last best chance to demonstrate that liberal internationalism is a superior strategy to populist nationalism.
Readers respond to our October 2020 features.
Banning the trade of vulnerable species sometimes makes them more vulnerable.
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Black male turnout for Trump wasn’t indicative of the president’s successful outreach efforts, but rather the long-standing relationship between this voting bloc and the GOP.
Being president is a tremendously difficult job. Starting the first day without preparation could set up a presidency to fail.
Debt forgiveness is not the best form of stimulus available. But Joe Biden shouldn’t waver.
He can’t and won’t overturn the election result, but he can cause plenty more havoc on his way out.
What lies behind the arguments over a Mary Wollstonecraft statue?
A scary season looms; poems can steel the spirit, or offer a distraction.
Because you should.
As Trump’s odds of success decrease, the risks that his ever more extreme efforts pose are increasing.
How a 16-year-old from suburban Connecticut became the most famous teen in America
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The president’s behavior may not meet the term’s legal definition, but it captures the horror a government is visiting upon its people.
Netflix’s The Crown and Showtime’s The Reagans offer four different models of female power colliding with history, and with one another.
“We are on an absolutely catastrophic path,” said a COVID-19 doctor at America’s best-prepared hospital.
The risk of catching the coronavirus is much higher indoors.
“I’m more than just my store,” my father told me. And yet, for nearly his entire adult life, all of his decisions had argued the opposite.
The Bailong Elevator in China, continued wildfires in California, a surge in COVID-19 cases in the U.S., Christmas preparations during a pandemic, a rocket launch to the ISS, and much more
For the first time, the U.S. recorded 1 million COVID-19 cases in one week.
One of the world’s most beloved observatories is being demolished before its time.
This week brought another round of urgent updates, both catastrophic and spectacular.
A new analysis shows that the country is on track to pass spring’s grimmest record.