Joan Didion’s Magic Trick
What was it that gave her such power?
Chasing Joan Didion, flawed forensic science, Ukrainian refugees in Poland, and how politics poisoned evangelical churches. Plus losing Medgar Evers, the words that lead to mass murder, Tracy Flick, Werner Herzog, chewing gum, primates and patriarchy, and more.
How long will Polish solidarity with Ukrainian refugees last?
The movement spent 40 years at war with secular America. Now it’s at war with itself.
A bloodstain expert’s testimony helped put him in prison. But can forensic science be trusted?
What my father saw in Mississippi
First comes the dehumanization. Then comes the killing.
Greg Gutfeld has owned the libs all the way to the top of the ratings.
Tom Perrotta reassesses his ’90s antihero.
The shared history of apes and humans has long been put to political use.
The director brings his signature theme—adventurers who share his quixotic compulsions—to his debut novel.
Readers respond to our April 2022 cover story and more.
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