Cartoon of a speaker at a podium. Their breath is creating a ghostly hand. Drawn by Sammy Harkham

The Story Biden Ought to Be Telling in This Debate

The mythology of the presidential debate — as a kind of civic single combat, mano a mano, with the nation’s future at stake — has...
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WWW Director Earns Publishing Deal

Abby White's debut novel, D.J. Rosenblum Becomes the G.O.A.T., will be published in fall 2025.
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Total Eclipse Of The Mind

WWW alum Laurence Pevsner on chasing solar eclipses, the fallibility of memory, and the value of looking at things only our eyes can see. ...
How to Write Every Speech You'll Ever Need to Give in Your Life by Chandler Dean

How to Nail Your High School Graduation Speech Even If You’re Not that Popular

In his new column, "How to Write Every Speech You'll Ever Need To Give In Your Life," Chandler Dean gives partly satirical, partly genuine advice. ...
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Is There Fascist DNA in the U.S. Body Politic?

Jeff Shesol reviews Rachel Maddow’s “Prequel” and Heather Cox Richardson’s “Democracy Awakening,” two new books about plots against America hatched by homegrown autocrats. ...