July/August 2021

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Boris Johnson, the world Kodak made, six months in a meatpacking plant, and George Packer on the four Americas. Plus drinking alone, police unions, Top Gun, the war on Bollywood, an ode to procrastination, and more.

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Bettmann / Getty; Larry Towell / Magnum; Nextrecord Archives / Getty; Kodak Historical Collection / Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation / University of Rochester; Henning Kaiser / DDP / AFP / Getty

The Rise and Fall of an American Tech Giant

Kodak changed the way Americans saw themselves and their country. But it struggled to reinvent itself for the digital age.

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Photograph by Chelsea Kyle; Prop Stylist: Amy Elise Wilson; Food Stylist: Sue Li

America Has a Drinking Problem

A little alcohol can boost creativity and strengthen social ties. But there’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today.


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