Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Article Source: The New Yorker
A Lake in Florida Suing to Protect Itself
Lake Mary Jane, in central Florida, could be harmed by development. A first-of-its-kind lawsuit asks whether nature should have legal rights.
In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things
The truth is new and counterintuitive: we have the technology necessary to rapidly ditch fossil fuels.
The Weakness of the Despot
An expert on Stalin discusses Putin, Russia, and the West.
It’s Time to Stop Talking About “Generations”
The discovery that you can make money marketing merchandise to teen-agers dates from the early nineteen-forties, which is also when the term “youth culture” first appeared in print. There was a reason that those things happened when they did: high school.
Costa Ricans Live Longer Than Us. What’s the Secret?
We’ve starved our public-health sector. The Costa Rica model demonstrates what happens when you put it first.
The New Yorker Radio Hour: A Progressive Parent Confronts Segregated Schooling
As a new arrival in Oakland, California, Courtney Martin wondered why there were no white kids on the playground of her nearby elementary school.
Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs
Deer can regrow their antlers, and humans can replace their liver. What else might be possible?