The New Republic

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A Maddening Sound

Two percent of humans can hear the Hum, a mysterious, low rumble in the distance. It might exist. It might be imaginary. It might be both.

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Lost in Trumplandia

A report from the campaign trail.

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The Secret Lives of Tumblr Teens

Inside a world where a user named Pizza can amass millions of followers, transform internet humor, get caught peddling diet pills in get-rich-quick schemes, and have her blog shut down—all before graduating high school.

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Altered Tastes

Can we be convinced that healthy food is delicious? On the new science of neurogastronomy and why we eat what we eat.

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Dispossessed in the Land of Dreams

Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley.

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Rebel Without a Pause

A profile of Killer Mike, the self-described “gangsta rap suburban father” whose speech about Ferguson went viral last fall.

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First, Let's Get Rid of All the Bosses

Inside Zappos as it transitions to something called a “Teal organization” that involves no managers and what amounts scouting merit badges and something called “People Points.”

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Notes Toward a Theory of Hair

The meanings of coiffure, from follicle to shaft.

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Corn Wars

The Chinese want to steal our genetically-engineered grain secrets. Why?

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At War in the Garden of Eden

Visiting with the Christian fighters defending Iraq’s Nineveh Plains.

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Who Owns the Dead?

Inside the home funeral movement.

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A Liberator, But Never Free

Dave Wilsey was among the American soldiers who liberated Dachau. The letters he left behind complicate the story.