A Woman and a Philosopher
An interview with Amia Srinivasan.
An interview with Amia Srinivasan.
To deal with climate change and power the cars of tomorrow, we’ll have to solve the cobalt problem.
The elegant science of turning cadavers into compost.
The story of Theranos.
But there’s one way that NFTs are profoundly different from the last generation of online disrupters. In terms of ownership, they actually move in the opposite direction of projects like Napster, BitTorrent and the software communities that destabilized the entertainment industry. Those were about reproducing data and sharing it for free, or eventually, a subscription fee. NFTs are about taking what should be a fully shareable image and sticking a SOLD sign on it.
Half a century ago, a legion of idealists dropped out of society and went back to the land, creating a patchwork of utopian communes across Northern California. Here, the last of those rogue souls offer a glimpse of their otherworldly residences—and the tail end of a grand social experiment.
“Befriending a rock star isn’t necessarily as cool as you’d think—particularly when tragedy happens.”
Hannah Giorgis is a staff writer at The Atlantic. Her latest feature is "Most Hollywood Writers’ Rooms Look Nothing Like America.”
”In general, when we talk about representation, we talk about what we see on our screens. We're talking about actors, we're talking about who are the lead characters, what are the storylines that they're getting. And I'm always interested in that. But I'm really, really interested in power ... how it operates, and process.”
Increasingly worn down by the pandemic, a dad goes to a baseball game.
The rise and ruin of Couchsurfing.com.
Fighting the romanticism of owning a home in one of the nation’s most competitive housing markets.
Child custody, colonization, and the choices mother make
How India disenfranchises Muslims.
Amid the complex web of international trade, proving the authenticity of a product can be near-impossible. But one company is taking the search to the atomic level.
James Allen is serving three life sentences for murder. No one ever said he killed anyone.
When she was a 15-year-old runaway, the writer was nearly killed by a truck driver. Twenty-seven years later, she investigates whether her attacker was truck stop serial killer Robert Ben Rhoades, who often kept his victims chained in the back of his truck for weeks before killing and dumping them.
The singer-songwriter tries to hold down an uncertain moment.
A shoot-out at a Big Bend ranch captured the nation’s attention: first as an alleged ambush by undocumented migrants, then as a fear-mongering hoax. The real story is much more mysterious.
Shared parenting is usually better for children—but the model fails for many women forced to co-parent with their abusers.
Can a cowboy become the greatest polo player of all time?
During the brief moment when the pandemic was receding and we could be together again, all we wanted to do was move our bodies.
Peter Thiel gamed Silicon Valley, the IRS, and Donald Trump.
The once-utopian accommodations site, now headed by an alum of surveillance-analytics firm Palantir, has gone back on its always-free ethos.
Sarah A. Topol is a writer-at-large for The New York Times Magazine. Her latest feature is ”Is Taiwan Next?”
”I think you never actually ask people head-on about what they've been through. You always ask people to just tell you what they want to tell you about anything that has happened to them…. This event that happened to you, it doesn't define you. It’s not why I'm here necessarily. Like, tell me about your childhood. Tell me about your life. Tell me about the things you think are important in your community. And by the time we get to the traumatic part, I hope they've seen enough of who I am and how I interview to feel comfortable telling me that they don't want to talk about certain things.”
Three years ago, college football was rocked by a domestic violence scandal that ended with Ohio State firing assistant coach Zach Smith and suspending head coach Urban Meyer. Both men have since reinvented their images and careers. But what about Courtney Smith, the woman who said she had been abused for years by Smith while he coached at Ohio State? This is her story.