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The Sports Report: Malcolm Jenkins, praise for fair-weather fans, Floyd Landis takes down Lance Armstrong, and the mobster who bought his kid a hockey team. Plus the U.S. military’s plunging morale, James Fallows on reinventing America, a new era of fake videos, an interview with Issa Rae, and more.
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After nearly 17 years of war, service members have seen plenty of patriotic displays but little public debate about why they’re fighting.
A conversation with Malcolm Jenkins, the political activist and Super Bowl champion behind the Players Coalition
A tale of goons, no-show jobs, and a legendary minor-league franchise that helped land its owner in prison
Floyd Landis, a former teammate of the cyclist’s, just won more than $1 million in a legal case against Armstrong. Here are his thoughts on the suit, cycling, and his onetime rival.
Why you should root for great teams and great players—and abandon your sad-sack local franchise
Americans don’t realize how fast the country is moving toward becoming a better version of itself.
The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.
The mythical creature rises in uncertain times.
Talking to Insecure’s creator about her TV ambitions, L.A. gentrification, and her awkward public persona.
What other species can teach us about democracy
Will Disney destroy the movie theater?
Legally blind since age 18, my father missed out on the first digital revolution.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
The Amazon show’s star may be the first woman who really does have it all.
It came out in 1968—yet little has changed since the Kerner Commission denounced “white racism.”
Meg Wolitzer’s novel is a timely, dynamic examination of women and power that male readers and gatekeepers should take seriously.
It’s time to rethink the quest to control aging, death, and disease—and the fear of mortality that fuels it.
Clemantine Wamariya’s memoir tries to make sense of a life fractured by the Rwandan genocide.
Readers respond to our March 2018 issue.