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This Is the Story of the Hamburger

Its rise from a lowly patty of chopped meat to the aristocracy of foods; its charismatic and delicious descendants; the arguments it inspires — over ethics and blends and tastes; and Silicon Valley’s attempt to replace it with a meat that is not meat at all.

In Defense of the 1970s

They're still getting a bad rap, pace the Mad Men finale and Louis C.K.'s recent Saturday Night Live monologue. Here's why that's not fair.

By Benjamin Wallace-Wells

After Midnight: A Scrapbook of Late-Night New York

Our fifth annual “Yesteryear Issue” roams the streets of New York after dark, from the Vanderbilt Ball in 1883 to a Weegee crime scene to George Michael on the dance floor at Sound Factory to an underground rooftop water-tower party last month.

Educators Want to End Math Class

Would a school without subject areas better prepare young people for success in the 21st century?

By Adam K. Raymond