What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us.
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The Tech Issue: Jeff Bezos’s master plan, when GoFundMe gets ugly, and why the world is getting louder. Plus Mark Bowden on what military generals think of Trump, Jack Goldsmith’s family and government surveillance, Sandra Boynton, baseball cards, why you never see your friends, and more.
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The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines?
The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.
The largest crowdfunding site in the world puts up a mirror to who we are and what matters most to us. Try not to look away.
The whole truth took me decades to learn.
Our unpredictable and overburdened schedules are taking a dire toll on American society.
Endings can be healthy, even when we fear them.
Her picture books have sold 75 million copies in the past four decades. What’s the secret to her far-reaching appeal?
A very analog hobby finds a way to thrive in the digital age.
But modern farms deprive them of meaningful companionship.
A very short book excerpt
The Culture File
In His Dark Materials, now an HBO series, the author takes on organized religion. It’s not a fair fight.
Three new books explore the variety of transgender experiences.
It wasn’t the light bulb or the phonograph or the moving picture—or anything tangible. It was a way of thinking about technology.
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