Why are so many kids with bright prospects killing themselves in Palo Alto?
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The disturbing trend of teen suicide in Silicon Valley, memorializing Stalin’s victims, Bill de Blasio’s crusade to progress, ugly sweater science, the greatest actor alive and more
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Wang Jianlin, one of China’s richest men, is creating a rival to the American dream factory, from scratch.
The New York City mayor has some big ideas, but they may be too much too fast.
His will to bear witness, and record the hellish particularity of the Holocaust, helped save his life in Auschwitz. It also inspired the writing he will be remembered for.
After surviving a gruesome accident, a Catholic priest struggles with life. A short story
Early U.S. presidential polls have tended to be wildly off-target. There’s no reason to think this time is different.
Can Sarah Lisanby help an infamous form of depression treatment shed its brutal reputation?
The scientific tricks stores use to part you and your money
How we will find enough water for a warming planet
Russia has never fully reckoned with Stalin’s atrocities. Now a grass-roots effort is memorializing victims, plaque by plaque.
A very short book excerpt
How the IDF is handling the changing dietary preferences of its servicemen and women.
The Culture File
How a con-artist father and treason in MI6 created the bard of the Cold War
Mary Beard’s sweeping history is a new read of citizenship in the ancient empire.
The rich career of the 87-year-old Max von Sydow, whose late-in-life projects include Star Wars and Game of Thrones
Ludmila Ulitskaya’s familiar portrait of the Soviet intelligentsia
A new book offers a different perspective on the feisty crew of kids.
Readers write in about ‘The Black Family in the Age of Incarceration’ and more.
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