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The Supreme Court Probably Won’t Break the Internet—for Now

In Gonzalez v. Google and Twitter v. Taamneh, the Court considers whether the Web’s most foundational law still makes sense.

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A Double View of the World from Inside Mosques

In Marwan Bassiouni’s “New Western Views,” the windows of Muslim houses of worship provide an unfamiliar framing for ordinary sights.

February 27, 2023

The Author Who Brought the Montessori Method to Life in Her Fiction

Dorothy Canfield Fisher squatting in a garden, petting a cat.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s novels took family life and childhood development seriously, glorying in the daily accumulation of small insights and struggles for mastery.

February 27, 2023

Barry Blitt’s “The Florida Book-of-the-Month Club”

Ron DeSantis chops books on a butcher’s block.

The artist on what makes children’s books captivating, and the role of humor in exploring complex topics.

February 27, 2023

Danielle Deadwyler’s Gravity-Shifting Intensity

Danielle Deadwyler sits in a theatre seat wearing a purple dress

The multihyphenate discusses her role in “Till,” her approach to art, ego death, and the retrograde values of the Hollywood system.

February 26, 2023

The Life and Death of a Ukrainian Photographer

A photograph of a soldier standing in field with the sun behind them.

Maksym Levin started documenting war “to become famous.” After seeing conflict up close, his motivations shifted.

February 25, 2023
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The Ultimate Vermeer Collection

A bravura show at the Rijksmuseum displays more of the Dutch Master’s work at once than he himself ever saw.

Is Artificial Light Poisoning the Planet?

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A Swedish ecologist argues that its ubiquity is wrecking our habitats—and our health.

A Novel That Confronts Our True-Crime Obsession

Rebecca Makkai, photographed by Noah Sheldon.

In “I Have Some Questions for You,” Rebecca Makkai depicts the charms of the murder podcast while evading its flaws.

Justin Peck Finds His Feet

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New York City Ballet’s young resident choreographer has struggled to make good on his early promise, until now.

Goings On About Town

Jessica Chastain in Ibsen’s Proto-Feminist Masterwork

Jessica Chastain sits in front of Arian Moayed and Okieriete Onaodowan.

Last year’s Best Actress Oscar winner steps into the role of Nora in a Broadway production of “A Doll’s House,” also starring Arian Moayed and Okieriete Onaodowan.

Legacy Pizza: Naples vs. N.Y.C.

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L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele, which opened in Italy in 1870, débuts in the West Village; Lucia Pizza of Avenue X, in Sheepshead Bay, updates the family pizzeria.

Timberlands and Bucket Hats, at F.I.T.

Different silhouettes of people overlap one another on a blue background. Each one is patterned with fabric logos and textures.

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology presents “Fresh, Fly, and Fabulous: Fifty Years of Hip-Hop Style,” celebrating the culture’s half-century mark.

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The Life and Death of a Ukrainian Photographer

Maksim Levin started documenting war “to become famous.” After seeing conflict up close, his motivations shifted.

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The Pandemic at Three: Who Got It Right?

Different COVID-related scenes are sprouting from an eyeball in the center. The pupil is shaped as a COVID cell.

Can we fix the response to COVID-19 in a country that seems broken? Plus, Stephanie Hsu talks with Jia Tolentino about “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”

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