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Jonathan Safran Foer on Our Moral Obligation to Eat Better

At the United Nation’s climate conference in Poland last year, I sat around a dinner table with a group of Polish forestry experts, environmental journalists, and two climate deniers—female radio journalists from Texas who said they had been attending the conference for years to bring back behind-the-scenes stories of the climate movement’s failures. The women […]

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The Democrats’ Shameful Legacy on Crime

A week before he swept the South on Super Tuesday in 1992, Bill Clinton held an event in Stone Mountain, Georgia, the site of the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan in 1915. His campaign had gathered dozens of mostly black inmates for a photo op in the courtyard of the Stone Mountain Correctional Institution, […]

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Is Joker Just a Movie?

Joker won’t come out in America until October 4, but after its Venice premiere this week a critical maelstrom is already aswirl. Joaquin Phoenix plays Arthur Fleck—the Joker before he was the Joker—a mentally ill and broke man with a warped relationship with his mother. The trailers suggest Phoenix has brought all his febrile abilities […]

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The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Humans and animals who stumble across a brightly colored blue-green or red pool don’t always recognize the threat. Toxic algal blooms aren’t high on many people’s radar. Vacation-goers obliviously wade into ocean and lake waters that can cause gastrointestinal or respiratory problems. They eat contaminated fish and shellfish with potentially lethal consequences. Dog owners unknowingly […]

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The Subtle Politics of Graphic Design

In 2008, Barack Obama’s Chicago headquarters housed engineers from Facebook and coders from Google. Everything was optimized for the web, from the talking points to the logo—the simple, minimal, now iconic Obama “O.” The candidate’s graphic designers even made use of a new typeface, Gotham, which was so well suited to social media that the […]

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Attack of the Amazon Twitter Clones

On Wednesday evening, conversations between members of the general public and Amazon’s so-called Fulfillment Center Ambassadors began to circulate on Twitter. One particularly bleak tweet from the account @AmazonFCHannah got the most attention, displaying all the hallmarks of someone afflicted with corporate Stockholm syndrome: I suffer from depression too, and at one point I wanted […]

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Why Amazon’s Twitter Ambassadors Are So Sad

On Wednesday evening, conversations between members of the general public and Amazon’s so-called Fulfillment Center Ambassadors began to circulate on Twitter. One particularly bleak tweet from the account @AmazonFCHannah got the most attention, displaying all the hallmarks of someone afflicted with corporate Stockholm syndrome: I suffer from depression too, and at one point I wanted […]

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The Judge and the Three-Strikes Convict

On the night before Christmas, 1996, wearing a black felt cowboy hat and cowboy boots, Joseph Scott Wharton strode up to the cash register of a Walgreens in Kent, Washington, placed a Santa Claus hat and some rolls of film on the counter, and demanded all of the money. “Don’t be foolish,” he said. “Don’t […]

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Climate Change Is the Symptom. Consumer Culture Is the Disease.

To save the planet, mankind must rapidly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. But where should we be reducing those emissions from? What would make the biggest difference? EPA Journalists and environmentalists often answer that question by looking at which sectors of the U.S. economy contribute the most to global warming. The transportation (cars, buses, trucks, […]

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