Abolish the priesthood, Trump’s bigotry, Viktor Orbán vs. CEU, Mireya’s third crossing, and was Shakespeare a woman? Plus Desus and Mero, the women who changed spycraft, real-time fact-checking, Aïda Muluneh’s vision for African photography, how the food revolution ruined eating, and more.

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June 2019

June 2019

Abolish the priesthood, Trump’s bigotry, Viktor Orbán vs. CEU, Mireya’s third crossing, and was Shakespeare a woman? Plus Desus and Mero, the women who changed spycraft, real-time fact-checking, Aïda Muluneh’s vision for African photography, how the food revolution ruined eating, and more.

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Abolish the Priesthood

To save the Church, Catholics must detach themselves from the clerical hierarchy—and take the faith back into their own hands.

James Carroll

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Mireya’s Third Crossing

The first time, she was raped. The second, she nearly drowned. In order to live in the United States legally, she had to leave her family and attempt to cross the border once more.

Darcy Courteau

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An Oral History of Trump’s Bigotry

His racism and intolerance have always been in evidence; only slowly did he begin to understand how to use them to his advantage.

David A. Graham, Adrienne Green, Cullen Murphy, and Parker Richards

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Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

As the Hungarian prime minister systematically undermined his own country’s education system, one institution stood defiant: a university in the heart of Budapest, founded by George Soros.

Franklin Foer

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Was Shakespeare a Woman?

The authorship controversy has yet to surface a compelling alternative to the man buried in Stratford. Perhaps that’s because, until recently, no one was looking in the right place. The case for Emilia Bassano.

Elizabeth Winkler

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Dispatches

Fact-Checking the President in Real Time

Jonathan Rauch

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Desus and Mero Give a Crash Course in Wokeness

Devin Gordon

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Hell Is Other People’s Vacations

Ben Healy

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The Peculiar Blindness of Experts

David Epstein

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How I Tried to Defy the Facebook Algorithm

Joe Pinsker

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Movie-Prop Cash Is Fooling Cashiers

Rene Chun

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The Killer Comet

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The Culture File

What Song Exploder Has Taught Us

James Parker

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Eat Food. All the Time. Mostly Junk.

Laura Shapiro

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Female Spies and Their Secrets

Liza Mundy

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The Photographer Fighting Visual Clichés of Africa

Hannah Giorgis

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Departments

The Conversation: How Much Immigration Is Too Much?

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What Is the Most Overrated Invention?

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Poetry

The Pawpaw

Jane Hirshfield

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