How social media is being weaponized across the world
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Tristan Harris believes Silicon Valley is addicting us to our phones. He’s determined to make it stop.
What does Silicon Valley think of Peter Thiel? Why did people fall for Theranos? And what’s in store for Marissa Mayer? In our third annual Silicon Valley Insiders Poll, more than 50 tech executives, innovators, and thinkers weigh in.
Sorting the good from the bad, the creepy from the adorable
At least 22 states make it a crime to disturb school in ways that teenagers are wired to do. Why did this happen?
She is renowned for championing urban diversity, but her real prescience lay in her fears about the fragility of democracy.
This election has divided Americans like few in history. Can the country put itself back together again?
Though Pastafarianism was founded to critique organized religion, it’s now an organized movement.
Avik Roy—a former adviser to Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney—wants to rescue conservatism from Trump’s divisive tribalism. But can he persuade his party to join him?
Moguls’ good intentions too often betray them.
Exploring the next frontiers in surveillance
A new kind of neighborhood regrowth
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
The psychogeography of Pokémon Go
Since before he was the Boss, he's turned to rock and roll to create order out of an anxious and chaotic life.
How the childlike fervor of Guillermo del Toro’s imagination turns genre films into art
Finding love in the postromantic, postmarital age
Astrid Lindgren’s translated diaries don’t dwell on the origin of the popular fictional character—but rather illuminate the turbulent surroundings she emerged from.
Readers respond to our September 2016 cover story and more
A big question