In this issue: Russia’s election-hack gamble, God’s plan for Mike Pence, and the case against college for everyone. Plus, exoneration without DNA evidence, Eva Moskowitz’s charter-school revolution, the jellyfish apocalypse, and more.

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January/February 2018

January/February 2018

In this issue: Russia’s election-hack gamble, God’s plan for Mike Pence, and the case against college for everyone. Plus, exoneration without DNA evidence, Eva Moskowitz’s charter-school revolution, the jellyfish apocalypse, and more.

Cover Story

What Putin Really Wants

Russia's strongman president has many Americans convinced of his manipulative genius. He's really just a gambler who won big.

Julia Ioffe

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God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?

McKay Coppins

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Can You Prove Your Innocence Without DNA?

Benjamine Spencer is serving a life sentence for a violent crime he insists he didn't commit. But he lacks biological evidence—and old-fashioned detective work may not be enough to clear his name.

Barbara Bradley Hagerty

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The Charter-School Crusader

The combative Eva Moskowitz has created the nation’s most impressive school system—and made lots of enemies in the process.

Elizabeth Green

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Dispatches

The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone

Bryan Caplan

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Choke-Proof Food That Tastes Like the Real Thing

Rene Chun

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When the Presses Stop

Molly Ball

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The Power of Negative Thinking

Sarah Elizabeth Adler

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Robots Will Transform Fast Food

Alana Semuels

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The App That Reminds You You’re Going to Die

Bianca Bosker

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Shirley Temple, by the Numbers

Ann Hulbert

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The Culture File

A Mind-Bending Translation of the New Testament

James Parker

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The Finnish Director Making the Most-Interesting Movies About Immigration

Terrence Rafferty

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse

Rebecca Giggs

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The Storyteller Who Offers No Escape

Nathaniel Rich

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The Propulsive Power of Catapult

Ann Hulbert

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Departments

The Conversation: A Death at Penn State

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What Was the Most Influential Photograph in History?

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