A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy
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How courtrooms are inhospitable to female trial lawyers, the nasty scientific feud over what killed the dinosaurs, and how your brain deceives you. Plus the rise of Latino populism, Caitlin Flanagan on ‘Lolita,’ American poetry’s next generation, what your work emails reveal, YouTube’s gun guru, and more.
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A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.
Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?
In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simply do their jobs.
A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim, and legions of readers while exploring identity in new ways.
Democrats are betting on a diversifying electorate to secure their party’s future, but second-generation Latinos won’t willingly accept a deeply unequal society.
For the past 13 years, I’ve given the platform my photos, my videos, my likes, and untold hours of my time. Sifting through it all was amusing and surprising—and weirdly sad.
John Correia wants you to prepare for the worst day of your life.
To begin, don’t dismiss the humble acquaintance.
Employee emails contain valuable insights into company morale—and might even serve as an early-warning system for uncovering malfeasance.
Is it possible to find real love with a fake Facebook profile?
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The Culture File
A new book about a terrible crime sheds light on the novel’s enduring allure.
Peering into the secrets of Louisa May Alcott’s real life sheds light on her treasured coming-of-age tale.
How technology has changed the way we look at whales—and ourselves
A court battle between German and Israeli archives over his manuscripts raised literary, not just legal, questions.
Jessie Greengrass’s debut novel about an unnamed pregnant woman blends ruminative prose with historical insight.
Readers respond to our June 2018 cover story and more.
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