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How Netflix’s Hot Girls Wanted Demeans the Women it Wants to Empower

Where is the line between “fair use” in the legal sense and ethical transgression? As Vocativ reported on Monday, several adult performers have accused the producers of the Netflix documentary series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On—which is meant to be a sympathetic window into the porn industry—of featuring them without their consent. Show More Summary

Trump Is Giving Us a Case of Romnesia

We have reached peak Mitt Romney nostalgia. This month, the former Republican nominee is being praised for long ago naming Russia “our number-one geopolitical foe,” a throwaway line that many considered at the time to be a campaign gaffe. Show More Summary

Why the United States Government Embraced the Occult

In 1952, the US Army asked Duke University to help them develop a program to determine if dogs were psychic. Specifically, they wondered, could dogs use extrasensory perception (ESP)? To this end, researchers carried out a series of 48 tests on a beach in Northern California to see if dogs could locate underwater explosives. Show More Summary

The Rise of the Global Novelist

When Cities of Salt, an Arabic novel by Abdelrahman Munif, was published in translation in 1988, John Updike reviewed it for The New Yorker. “It is unfortunate,” Updike remarked, “given the epic potential of his topic, that Mr. Munif, a Saudi born in Jordan, appears to be—though he lives in France and received a Ph.D. Show More Summary

The Catastrophic Triumph of Trump’s First 100 Days

President Donald Trump wants to hedge his bets about how his first 100 days should be judged, claiming great victories while also suggesting—with his customary scorn for consistency—that the 100-day metric is artificial and should be disregarded. Show More Summary

Trump’s Desperation Is Exposing His Deep Ignorance

After pitching himself to voters as a hard-nosed negotiator who could easily wring out of the political system accomplishments that had eluded all past presidents, Donald Trump turns out to be uniquely bad at quarterbacking legislation through Congress. Show More Summary

The Democrats’ Existential Crisis Won’t Resolve Itself

Jon Ossoff, a documentary filmmaker and political neophyte, has already accomplished far more than anyone expected of his bid for the U.S. House of Representatives. On Tuesday, in an 18-candidate “jungle primary” in Georgia for the seat...Show More Summary

Earth Day Is Too White and Out of Touch With Reality

This Saturday, on Earth Day, children will paint their faces at mini carnivals and teenagers will pick up trash in public parks. Zoos and museums will throw “parties for the planet,” complete with composting workshops. Businesses will convene “swap shops” where people can exchange old clothes and other miscellany they don’t want anymore. Show More Summary

The Hidden Lives of Facebook Content Moderators

The Moderators is a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into a training seminar on internet content moderation in India. A mere 20 minutes long, the documentary, directed by Ciaran Cassidy and Adrien Chen, derives from a 2015 investigative piece by Chen for Wired. Show More Summary

The Handmaid’s Tale Is a Warning to Conservative Women

Like the Kingdom of God, the Republic of Gilead is both now and not yet. Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale conjures a theocratic dystopia—a version of the United States taken over by fundamentalist Christians after a terrorist attack on Washington. Show More Summary

Stop Obsessing Over Hillary Clinton. It’s Pointless.

The publication Tuesday of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, has reopened the wounds of last year’s presidential election. As Michiko Kakutani writes in The New York Times, the book...Show More Summary

The Troubling Contradictions of Dronestagrams

Picture our world seen from the air. A condo tower appears as a dollhouse, each window offering a glimpse into an individual life. The street below is a flat plane, occupied by toy cars. Or a single stand of evergreens points towardShow More Summary

Summer Movies 2017: The Grierson & Leitch Preview

Some believe the summer movie season began with last week’s The Fate of the Furious, but it is not summer yet (after all, there might be snow in upstate New York this weekend). Still, we’re close. An argument could be made that, as blockbuster season expands into every month of the calendar, it’s always summer in Hollywood. Show More Summary

We Are Living in a Golden Age of Reality Television

“Being a Jewish bladesmith—that’s what really defines me. I’m going to crush the competition with my Hebrew hammer.” So says Adlai, a 50-year-old lawyer, who has quit his job to forge swords full time. Adlai is a contestant on the History Channel’s show Forged in Fire, in which bladesmiths compete under pressure to create ferociously edged weapons. Show More Summary

Trumpism Was Real—and Its Death Deserves to Be Mourned

Donald Trump promised to shake up the Republican establishment, but it took less than three months as president for him to ratify GOP orthodoxy. He ran as an American First nationalist who would tear apart free-trade agreements, protect...Show More Summary

The Rise of Jean-Luc Mélenchon and France’s “Post-Democracy”

If we were to pick a date when the long unwinding of France’s party system began, it would likely be May 29, 2005. A much-awaited constitution for the then-rapidly expanding European Union was put to the test of a referendum. The country’s...Show More Summary

Andrew Sullivan’s Unhinged Hatred for Hillary Clinton

New York magazine’s Andrew Sullivan published a column Friday, “Why Do Democrats Feel Sorry for Hillary Clinton?,” that’s still getting blowback—but not for its titular question. Late in his meandering piece, Sullivan took a detour to attack liberal analyses of the United Airlines controversy. Show More Summary

When States Stand for What’s Right—Against Trump’s Feds

John Doar, the U.S. assistant attorney general for civil rights for much of the 1960s, “was the face of the Justice Department in the South”—so said President Barack Obama when he awarded Doar the Medal of Freedom in 2012, two years before his death. Show More Summary

Trump’s Tax Secrecy Will Haunt Republicans in 2018

In the normal course of American political life, Tax Day plays a fairly limited role—an ideological emblem either of the yoke of government power or the obligations of citizens to contribute to the common good. President Donald Trump’s secrecy, and his unprecedented financial entanglements, have expanded that role dramatically. Show More Summary

Neil Gorsuch Is Poised to Swing a Landmark Church-State Case

When Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court earlier this month, he was immediately congratulated by Michael Farris, the president of Alliance Defending Freedom, who called Gorsuch a “natural successor” to the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Show More Summary

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