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A Week on the Trail With the “Disgusting Reporters” Covering Donald Trump

What it’s like to write about a candidate who hates you.

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The Jody Grind

The unexpected history of a name.

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K Troop

How a detachment of U.S. Army soldiers smoked out the original Ku Klux Klan.

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Is a Surrogate a Mother?

Melissa Cook is carrying triplets for a man she has never met, conceived with an egg that isn't hers. He only wants two of them, but won't let her keep the third. So she is suing, in the hopes that the court will arrive at a new meaning of parenthood.

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A Conversation With New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott

“There are critics who see their job as to be on the side of the artist, or in a state of imaginative sympathy or alliance with the artist. I think it's important for a critic to be populist in the sense that we’re on the side of the public. I think one of the reasons is, frankly, capitalism. Whether you’re talking about restaurants or you’re talking about movies, you’re talking about large-scale commercial enterprises that are trying to sell themselves and market themselves and publicize themselves. A critic is, in a way, offering consumer advice.”
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Who Controls Your Facebook Feed

The humans behind the algorithm.

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There Once Was a Girl

On the false narratives of anorexia.

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"Everything Was Completely Destroyed"

What it was like to be a rank-and-file Sony employee after the hack.

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Mr. Pop

He created the template for contemporary hit-making, made Ace of Base the biggest group in the world, and mentored the most successful songwriter since the Beatles. Why have you never heard of Denniz Pop? Excerpted from The Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory.

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Is Hamlet Fat?

We think of the character as lithe and slim as the actors who’ve played him. But Shakespeare might not have intended him to be that way.

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The Trials of Ed Graf

The tale of the first conviction overturned on faulty arson science.

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“These People Need to Know What We Have Gone Through”

To reduce recidivism, a program brings criminals face to face with their victims. The results aren’t always what you’d expect.