New Yorker

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Life Lines

Lonnie Sue Johnson is an artist who can’t retain a memory for longer than a minute or two.

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The Scene of the Crime

A reporter returns to My Lai.

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Harper Lee’s Forgotten True-Crime Project

Many people hoped that this would be the second book she’d publish.

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Happy Ugly Feet

What’s behind the cyclical fashionability of the monstrously ugly Birkenstock?

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Fein, denies that he was ever in the IRA. The murder of Jean McConville threatened to expose him as a liar.

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Nuns and Nuclear Security

For decades a group of radical Catholics, many of them nuns, have been keeping up the good fight against nuclear weapons.

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Brother from Another Mother

Key and Peele try to make comedic sense of America’s confusions about race. Their secret? “Really, there’s no actual strategy.”

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The Cabaret Beat

The article that kept the New Yorker alive was written by a debutante. Who happened to be married to Irving Berlin.

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A Bug in the System

Why last night’s chicken made you sick.

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Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

How one young American veteran got caught in the cobweb of Syrian rebel politics.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Sweetness"

"Some of you probably think it’s a bad thing to group ourselves according to skin color—the lighter the better—in social clubs, neighborhoods, churches, sororities, even colored schools. But how else can we hold on to a little dignity?"

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The Trip Treatment

A good trip on psilocybin might be just the ticket to relieve anxiety and depression, particularly in the terminally ill. But are we ready to dive back in to psychedelic research?