How did Andrew Anglin go from being an antiracist vegan to the alt-right’s most vicious troll and propagandist—and how might he be stopped?
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The making of an American Nazi, the evolution of the alt-right, and the rise and fall of ‘Rolling Stone.’ Plus, China’s race to find aliens first, ‘Shark Tank’ nation, and more.
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The young men of the alt-right could define American politics for a generation.
As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio dish for precisely that purpose.
Second Life was supposed to be the future of the internet, but then Facebook came along. Yet many people still spend hours each day inhabiting this virtual realm. Their stories—and the world they’ve built—illuminate the promise and limitations of online life.
Barbara Cooney’s beloved stories and illustrations carry lessons for young Americans about moral courage.
Conservatives must reckon with their policies’ discriminatory effects. That would be more likely if liberals stopped carelessly crying bigot.
Barbara Simons believes there is only one safe voting technology.
Why people personify machines and gadgets
If it weren’t for working-class voters, Germany’s recent election could have had a different outcome.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has started a fashion trend among loyalists.
For better and worse, toys powered by AI are becoming an intimate part of kids’ lives.
A change to the urban skyline that could make a big dent in carbon emissions.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
Shark Tank, The Toy Box, and Funderdome offer a mesmerizingly shallow view of American entrepreneurship.
What happened when Jann Wenner traded the hippie dream for pop-star friends and luxury
The actor’s persona was inextricable from the toxic culture of Cold War machismo.
What the epic can teach about encounters with strangers abroad and at home
Readers respond to an October 2017 cover story and more.