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Yes, it is. First, we thank you for your support—your subscription allows us to continue to produce an award-winning magazine that has been running, without break, since 1857. We are grateful.

Second, it’s important to note that the magazine and website are different products. The magazine is published 10 times per year, as a meticulously crafted collection of stories, essays, and art, which is what your subscription enables you to access (and, even more importantly, what your support makes possible).

Online, we write nearly 1,000 articles per month, produce and curate video, publish daily newsletters, host liveblogs and virtual events—all of which is funded almost exclusively by digital advertising. It’s a large operation to fund, and our website remains free for all to access. The reason why our website is free is, ultimately, because readers allow ads to be displayed.

All of which is to say: We encourage you to whitelist us. If you don’t feel comfortable allowing ads to be shown or scripts to run, though, we do want to offer you the option to browse our website without them—but we need some way to cover the cost of our digital journalism.

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