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In This Issue
A Muslim among Israeli settlers, the pearl at the center of an 80-year-old hoax, Marti Noxon putting women’s rage on TV, and pop culture’s response to Trump. Plus, Kissinger on AI and the end of humanity, an interview with Seth Meyers, the search for life on Mars, NRATV, and more.
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Producer Marti Noxon has two shows about women’s pain and rage debuting this summer—and the timing couldn’t be better.
What happens when a Pakistani American writer goes deep into the West Bank?
A tale of ancient philosophers, alien abductions, murder-for-hire—and how the world’s largest pearl came to be the centerpiece of an 80-year-old hoax
Since the 2016 election, pop music and TV shows have emphasized liberal impotence more than anger. Is that about to change?
Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.
“Trump was asking for it,” the comedian says.
As the country ditches cash, criminals turn to stealing owls.
To get their next job—or keep their current one—some executives might need to take, and ace, a timed exam.
Evolution has installed phobias in humans that are proving hard to shake.
She made her name identifying the earliest accepted proof of life on Earth. Now NASA is counting on her to repeat the trick.
As FX’s spy drama ends, an overseas imitation imagines a CIA sleeper cell wreaking havoc in Moscow.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
The online-streaming service of the National Rifle Association is part lifestyle channel, part gun-lobby orifice—and it wants to make you buy firearms.
Richard Powers’s climate-themed epic, The Overstory, embraces a dark optimism about the fate of humanity.
What extreme athletes can—and can’t—tell us about human endurance
Half a century ago, a Czech illustrator’s vivid travel books helped open young minds to the rest of the planet.
A new book from the historian Edith Sheffer investigates the medical pioneer Hans Asperger’s involvement in a Third Reich eugenics program.
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