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An Anniversary of Destruction, Loss, and Bravery in Ukraine
Ukrainians have responded with remarkable dignity and courage, but there is little to romanticize one year into the Russian invasion.
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Battling Corruption in Ukraine—and the U.S.
The Biden Administration calls for greater financial transparency around the world. This country could use more of it, too.
Jeffrey Sachs’s Great-Power Politics
Lori Lightfoot Makes Her Case to Chicago
The embattled mayor—often blamed for the city’s high crime and low morale—has presided over many crises, not all of her own making. Can she win a second term?
Watching Tucker Carlson for Work
According to Kat Abughazaleh, a researcher at Media Matters for America, “You don’t know Fox News until you are watching it for a job.”
The Pandemic at Three: Who Got It Right?
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.”
Randall Park Breaks Out of Character
The “Fresh Off the Boat” star made his career in amiable roles, but his directorial début, “Shortcomings,” is full of characters who are, in his word, “shitty” people.
It’s Time to Rethink the Idea of the “Indigenous”
Many groups who identify as Indigenous don’t claim to be first peoples; many who did come first don’t claim to be Indigenous. Can the concept escape its colonial past?
The Dystopian Underworld of South Africa’s Illegal Gold Mines
Itamar Ben-Gvir, Israel’s Minister of Chaos
As unrest roils the country, a controversial figure from the far right helps Benjamin Netanyahu hold on to power.
“CANS Can’t Stand”: Liberation for Black Trans Women
In this short documentary, activists work to overturn a baldly prejudiced law aimed at L.G.B.T.Q. people.