Essential Reading: Remembering September 11, 2001

The Last Glimpses of California’s Vanishing Hippie Utopias. The ‘Melancholic Joy’ of Living in Our Brutal, Beautiful World.

My Mother Died on 9/11. Every Year, Her Absence Feels Larger.

“People who are just a few years older than I am can say exactly where they were when the twin towers fell. But I was only 3, and remember nothing about that day.”

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Essential Reading: Remembering September 11, 2001

Looking back at 20 years of incredible journalism about 9/11, including on-the-ground reporting, oral histories, and personal essays about the day the world changed forever.

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How 9/11 Changed TV, Art, Sports, Education, Millennials, Bigotry, Country Music, Fiction, Policing, Love — And More

23 writers and five artists reflect on some of the less-obvious ways 9/11 altered our lives.

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Will Vaccine Mandates Slow the Pandemic? Yes, Scientists Say — But Not Immediately.

Some experts cautioned that the results from President Biden’s aggressive plan would take many weeks to unfold.

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The Last Glimpses of California’s Vanishing Hippie Utopias

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.

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The ‘Melancholic Joy’ of Living in Our Brutal, Beautiful World

Beyond simple contentment or despair, there’s a ‘melancholic joy’ in looking, clear-eyed, at our brutal, beautiful world.

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Judith Butler: ‘We Need To Rethink the Category of Woman’

The author of the ground-breaking book Gender Trouble says we should not be surprised when the category of women expands to include trans women.

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The Apple App Store: A Brief History of Major Policy Changes

The pace of change is quickening even as Apple tries to stop it.

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Why Silicon Valley’s Optimization Mindset Sets Us Up for Failure

“Technologists with a single-minded focus on efficiency frequently take for granted that the goals they pursue are worth pursuing.”

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