How courtrooms are inhospitable to female trial lawyers, the nasty scientific feud over what killed the dinosaurs, and how your brain deceives you. Plus the rise of Latino populism, Caitlin Flanagan on ‘Lolita,’ American poetry’s next generation, what your work emails reveal, YouTube’s gun guru, and more.

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September 2018

September 2018

How courtrooms are inhospitable to female trial lawyers, the nasty scientific feud over what killed the dinosaurs, and how your brain deceives you. Plus the rise of Latino populism, Caitlin Flanagan on ‘Lolita,’ American poetry’s next generation, what your work emails reveal, YouTube’s gun guru, and more.

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How Trump Radicalized ICE

A long-running inferiority complex, vast statutory power, a chilling new directive from the top—inside America’s unfolding immigration tragedy

Franklin Foer

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The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.

Bianca Bosker

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The Cognitive Biases Tricking Your Brain

Science suggests we’re hardwired to delude ourselves. Can we do anything about it?

Ben Yagoda

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What It Takes to Be a Trial Lawyer If You’re Not a Man

In more than a decade of arguing cases in court, I’ve witnessed the stubborn cultural biases female attorneys must navigate to simply do their jobs.

Lara Bazelon

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How Poetry Came to Matter Again

A young generation of artists is winning prizes, acclaim, and legions of readers while exploring identity in new ways.

Jesse Lichtenstein

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Dispatches

The Next Populist Revolution Will Be Latino

Reihan Salam

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What It’s Like to Wallow in Your Own Facebook Data

Anna Wiener

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The Gun Guru of YouTube

Graeme Wood

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How to Make Friends, According to Science

Ben Healy

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What Your Boss Could Learn by Reading the Whole Company’s Emails

Frank Partnoy

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The Tricksters of Afghanistan’s New Online-Dating Scene

Maija Liuhto

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That Time Obama Wouldn’t Call a Coup a Coup

David D. Kirkpatrick

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The Culture File

How Lolita Seduces Us All

Caitlin Flanagan

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The Lie of Little Women

Sophie Gilbert

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A group of whales and a robot whale crowd the sea. A red ship peacefully sails in the distance.

Giants of the Deep

Rebecca Giggs

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Who Gets to Claim Kafka?

Adam Kirsch

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Sight Is an Unusual Meditation on Motherhood That’s Hard to Put Down

Ann Hulbert

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Departments

The Conversation: The Birth of a New American Aristocracy

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Whose Untimely Death Would You Undo?

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