Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs.
In This Issue
Sexual-misconduct allegations against the Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer, the scientists rethinking animal cognition, the politics of disgust, and how Russian kleptocracy came to America. Plus Alfonso Cuarón’s feminist oeuvre, active-shooter drills’ damaging effects on children, how humans tamed themselves, FDR and Hoover’s fight over big government, and more.
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What science can tell us about how other creatures experience the world
The Bohemian Rhapsody director Bryan Singer has been trailed by accusations of sexual misconduct for 20 years. Here, his alleged victims tell their stories.
To a surprising degree, our political beliefs may derive from a specific aspect of our biological makeup: our propensity to feel physical revulsion.
When the U.S.S.R. collapsed, Washington bet on the global spread of democratic capitalist values—and lost.
There’s scant evidence that they’re effective. They can, however, be psychologically damaging—and they reflect a dismaying view of childhood.
As the line between work and home blurs, office supplies attract sticky fingers.
The director discusses the absence of men in his early life and his movies.
We had scarcely discovered the parasite Felicola isidoroi when it vanished forever.
In the car of the future, you may care more about how the driver’s seat swivels than how the engine purrs.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
He was a writer-artist ahead of his time, but Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and American culture have finally caught up.
A leading anthropologist suggests that protohumans became domesticated by killing off violent males.
The chief justice writes fiercely conservative opinions, yet champions the Court’s political independence. How will he respond to a constitutional crisis?
What the battle between Herbert Hoover and FDR can teach us
David Thomson’s fascinating, and frustrating, tour of gay subversion and female oppression in American movies
A palliative-care doctor learns the language of suffering and the limits of medical control.
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