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Before ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Alien,’ a failed project would change Hollywood forever
You’ll frequently hear people say “the science is settled.” Scientifically speaking, can it ever be?
Visiting the ODNI
A Tom the Dancing Bug comic strip
A former guard’s photos reveal a rare glimpse of “the box,” the notorious New York City jail’s solitary confinement cells
A pending settlement to ban juvenile solitary confinement as punishment in New York state prisons bypasses Rikers Island jail, and…
It was the most promising idea for where new physics might lie. Now that the LHC data is in, is it dead?
On privacy, etiquette, and the ever-expanding Glasshole
I first set foot on Jersey Shore sands at fifteen years old, toothpick-thin and mid-summer sun-kissed.
How Tina Fey and Co. skewered the conventions of TV comedy—and triumphed
Why restaurants would be better if we stopped passing our plates
When the Zingerman’s Delicatessen founder, entrepreneur, and self-described ‘lapsed anarchist’ is not eating, he’s running and reading
Updated throughout the evening
A truly filthy, wonderful genre of blues fails to get the attention it deserves. Leah Reich takes us on a tour.
By moving fast
Japan’s military rescue dog is a canine hero—and a hard lesson in reform
Reconciling my Jewish roots
Backbreaking labor, vicious beatings, unmarked graves, childhoods lost—five men return to the scene of their nightmares.
It’s National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, but I’ve been aware of eating disorders my entire life
Harold Ramis and the making of ‘Caddyshack’
A 1500-word answer to the 6-word prompt to write Joel Stein’s backstory in 600 words
You don’t even need to have seen the movies. Let data science and the wisdom of the markets be your guide
True tales of how various species went extinct
Writing my first book got me into debt. To finish the next one, I had to become solvent
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