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Sunday, February 3


Eternal Hypochondria of the Expanding Mind

On nineteenth century invalidism and how societies have drugged themselves through tough transitions across history.

Saturday, February 2


The Order of the Solar Temple

The bodies in the chalet were found in a secret chamber, arranged radiating out from a point like spokes in a wheel. Some had suffocated, some had been shot. They all were followers of a mysterious prophet, Luc Jouret.


Speak, Memory

On the fallibility of memory.

Friday, February 1


30 Rock Landed on Us

An essay on television and race.


The Transformation of Johnny Spain

The early life of “the onetime Black Panther, protégé of George Jackson, and sole member of the San Quentin Six convicted of murder.”


And the Award for the Next HBO Goes to...

On CEO Reed Hastings and the future of Netflix.


Thursday, January 31


The White Album

Royce White’s theories of mental illness.


The NRA vs. America

The dark money and political power behind the nation’s largest gun group.


Will Brain Injury Lawsuits Doom or Save the NFL?

Meet Gene Locks, the onetime Princeton quarterback suing the NFL on behalf of 4,000 former players.


Hackers in China Attacked The Times for Last 4 Months

The paper reports on a battle of its own.