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Inside the Brooklyn Uzbek Community, After Several of Its Own Were Arrested Under Suspicion of Terrorism
When two young men were arrested en route to Syria, the Uzbeks of Brooklyn felt upset, maligned, and only a little sympathetic.
By Mark Jacobson
Willie Nelson’s Crusade to Stop Big Pot
In what may be his last political act, he is trying to stop Corporate America from co-opting the legal marijuana trade.
By Wil S. Hylton
Can Steve Huffman Save Reddit From Itself?
He co-founded Reddit. Sold Reddit. Watched Reddit grow. Watched Reddit flounder. Watched Reddit mutiny. Now he’s back, to try to pull Reddit back from the brink.
By Benjamin Wallace
Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and Always
The desnudas started only the latest battle in a century-long struggle over what the crossroads of the world means to New York.
By Adam Sternbergh
Donald Trump Is Saving Our Democracy
Far from destroying it, he’s exposing all its phoniness and corruption in ways as serious as he is not. And changing it in the process.
By Frank Rich
Nancy Meyers on Women in Hollywood, Hillary Clinton, and a Brand-New Kind of Film Heroine
We sat down with Meyers for a conversation about what it’s like, and what it means, to occupy such a singular position in the movie industry at such a complicated moment.
By Amy Larocca
Samuel L. Jackson, Tarantino’s Leading Man
Six collaborations in, no one understands the director’s vision better.
By Jada Yuan
Inside the 3-Way Family Contest to Become the Next Publisher of the Times
The heirs: Sam Dolnick, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, and David Perpich.
By Gabriel Sherman
Lucky Blue Smith Is the Most In-Demand Young Male Mormon Model on Earth
They call him “Little Fresh Meat” in China. (It’s very much a compliment.)
By Lauren Bans
The World Is Not Enough for Net-a-Porter
A company that defined luxury e-commerce is now merging with its mass-market competitor.
By Jessica Pressler
The 7 Ages of Woman: A Fractured Fable of Femininity and Motherhood
A dark and beautiful exploration, based on a 16th-century painting by Hans Baldung.
By Rachel Feinstein, Michael Cunningham and John Currin
Hunter Rebecca Francis Has a Thing or Two to Teach Us About the Wild
In an age of social-media shaming, a single tweet can launch a crusade. But maybe Ricky Gervais should have picked another woman to mess with.
By Kerry Howley
Will Intellectual Combat Ever Top William Buckley vs. Gore Vidal? A New Documentary Suggests Not
As the superbly entertaining Best of Enemies shows, they don’t make ’em like those two anymore.
By Jim Holt
‘I’m No Longer Afraid’: 35 Women Tell Their Stories About Being Assaulted by Bill Cosby, and the Culture That Wouldn’t Listen
One by one, they came forward, finding safety in their staggering number and a world that was finally ready to believe them.
By Noreen Malone and Amanda Demme
The Ban on Plastic Bags vs. the Ban on Bag Bans
The fight is about a lot more than how to get groceries home.
By Adam Sternbergh
The Qatar Court Case That Became an International Incident, and a Domestic Tragedy
When Gloria Huang was declared dead in a Doha emergency room, her parents had no time to grieve before they were caught up in a legal nightmare.
By Robert Kolker
The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates
After the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama.
By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
When Did Humans Doom the Earth for Good?
A scientific debate that’s oddly amusing to entertain: At what point, exactly, did mankind irrevocably put the planet on the road to ruin?
By Robert Sullivan
It Turns Out Bees Are, Quite Literally, Worrying Themselves to Death
They’re dying of stress, which is stressing us out. But we’ve only got ourselves to blame.
By David Wallace-Wells
The Ugly Story of a Tea-Party Suicide That Left the Right Reeling — and Pointing Fingers
The aftershocks of Mark Mayfield’s death in Mississippi.
By Marin Cogan