New York Times Magazine

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The Man Who Saw America

A profile of photographer Robert Frank in his 90th year.

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‘The Condition of Black Life Is One of Mourning’

On black bodies in the age of the Charleston shootings.

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Can Thusilie Madonsela Save South Africa From Itself?

On being South Africa’s “public protector,” charged with watching over the people who once liberated it.

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The Child Preachers of Brazil

On the kids who are spiritual leaders before the age of ten.

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The Agency

An investigation into a Russian “troll farm.”

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The Secret Sadness of Pregnancy with Depression

“We still have retrograde ideas about how pregnant women should feel, and we need to revise them — not only for depressed women but for all women.”

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How Do You Define a Gang Member?

If you’re in a gang, the law can impose harsh penalties. But even though the police think they’ve got all the signs of gang membership down pat, it turns out that you can’t really tell just by looking.

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Can China Take a Joke?

The culturally-bound mechanics of comedy.

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Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets

“She has no theories, for example, to explain why she, of all people, felt unburdened by the unspoken rules marking certain subjects off limits for children, or why, for that matter, she has that particular gift, that ability to recall the emotional experiences of adolescence, the confusion, the longing, the rivalries — the memories, in other words, that most of us try to bury as quickly and deeply as we can.”

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The Last Day of Her Life

A gender studies professor, diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, decides to take control of her death.