What Would Happen if the World Stopped Shopping?

Gadgets Have Stopped Working Together. The Woman Who Walked Around the World.

Send in the Bugs. The Michelangelos Need Cleaning.

Last fall, with the Medici Chapel in Florence operating on reduced hours because of Covid-19, scientists and restorers completed a secret experiment: They unleashed grime-eating bacteria on the artist’s masterpiece marbles.

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What Happened When Evanston Became America’s First City to Promise Reparations

A hundred questions have arisen in the Illinois community, including whether the payments should be called reparations at all.

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I’m Not Scared to Reenter Society. I’m Just Not Sure I Want To.

I have gotten acclimated to a different existence.

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How the Rembrandts’ ‘Friends’ Song Became the Most Iconic TV Theme of the ’90s and Beyond

No one told them the song was gonna blow up this way.

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Gadgets Have Stopped Working Together, and It’s Becoming an Issue

Our reliance on technology means ever more devices and apps and ever less interoperability – and the ubiquity of Apple hasn’t helped.

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The Woman Who Walked Around the World

Seeking a deeper connection to the world, Angela Maxwell set off to walk it alone. Six years and 20,000 miles later, she brought that connection home.

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The College-Admissions Crucible

When did we all start believing that this process was a test of a teenager’s character?

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Cruella Is The Girl-Bossification of the Madwoman

That Cruella is an atrocity with neither purpose nor soul shouldn’t come as a surprise.

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What Would Happen if the World Stopped Shopping?

Fast fashion is destructive and exploitative—and yet millions of people rely on it for work. In a new book, J.B. MacKinnon explores these complexities.

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I Thought I Loved My Dog Unconditionally, and Then I Had a Baby

I was insulted and flabbergasted at the suggestion that the boundless love I felt for Nano would ever be paltry compared to a human child. Then, I had one.

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