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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November 2019

November 2019

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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Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan

What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us.

Franklin Foer

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Top Military Officers Unload on Trump

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?

Mark Bowden

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Why Everything Is Getting Louder

The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt.

Bianca Bosker

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When GoFundMe Gets Ugly

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.

Rachel Monroe

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My Family Story of Love, the Mob, and Government Surveillance

The whole truth took me decades to learn.

Jack Goldsmith

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Dispatches

Why You Never See Your Friends Anymore

Judith Shulevitz

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The End

The Science of Getting Over It

Ben Healy

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Sandra Boynton’s Captivating Universe

Ian Bogost

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How Baseball Cards Got Weird

Eric Moskowitz

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Cows Need Friends to Be Happy

Rebecca Giggs

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The Deportations Last Time

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The Culture File

Philip Pullman’s Problem With God

James Parker

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Ways of Being

Stephanie Burt

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Thomas Edison’s Greatest Invention

Derek Thompson

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Departments

The Conversation: This Land Was Our Land

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If You Could Go Back in Time and Change One Thing, What Would It Be?

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