1. history
    The Authoritarian Right’s 1877 ProjectAs the GOP undermines Black political rights in the present, some right-wing intellectuals are rationalizing Black disenfranchisement in the past.
  2. media
    Ian Urbina’s Perfect StormDid a journalist get into the music business to help save the oceans or help himself?
  3. extreme weather
    What Is the Link Between Climate Change and the Historic Tornadoes?Climate scientists say there is growing evidence a warming world could make spates of intense tornadoes like Friday’s more common or more intense.
  4. technology
    A Normie’s Guide to Becoming a Crypto PersonHow to (cautiously and skeptically) fall down the rabbit hole.
  5. thanksgiving
    I’m Thankful for the End of Guides to Arguing With Trumpy RelativesSince 2016, I’ve been subjected to pieces that insisted the battle for the soul of America was being waged at my Thanksgiving table. Good riddance.
  6. media
    The Dave Portnoy PlaybookOn the precipice of sports-gambling riches — and facing sexual-misconduct allegations — Barstool Sports’ founder doubles down on the culture war.
  7. the money game
    Crypto Fans Lose U.S. Constitution to a BillionaireHedge fund manager Ken Griffin won an ultra-rare copy of the Constitution for $43.2 million, outbidding a group of over 17,000 crypto enthusiasts.
  8. crime
    Two Men Exonerated in Malcolm X AssassinationConfirming long-held doubts about the assassination, Khalil Islam and Muhammad Aziz have been exonerated 55 years after their convictions.
  9. life after warming
    This Is What Happens When One Climate Disaster Follows AnotherJust look at these images of flooding and landslides in British Columbia.
  10. media
    Alex Jones Will Be Forced to Pay Sandy Hook ParentsThe conspiracy theorist wouldn’t cooperate, so a judge ruled him liable by default.
  11. media
    Inside Felicia Sonmez’s Lawsuit Against the Washington PostWhy was a reporter punished for speaking up about sexual assault?
  12. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  13. cop26
    The New Politics of Climate HyperboleAre the world’s leaders talking a big game on climate because they want to take action, or because they don’t?
  14. inflation
    Two Big Myths About Why Energy Prices Are RisingWhy Joe Biden and climate hawks are not responsible for soaring fossil-fuel costs.
  15. media
    Unsurprisingly, the Feds Are Investigating OzyThe DOJ and SEC are reportedly interviewing Ozy’s potential investors following allegations of fraud that derailed the media company in September.
  16. ideas
    David Graeber’s Possible WorldsThe author of Debt and The Dawn of Everything left behind countless admirers and an abiding belief that society could be changed for the better.
  17. war on christmas
    Why Christmas 2021 Is Already RuinedHoliday hysteria is off to an early start and there’s no shortage of things to blame, from the supply-chain crisis to Dr. Fauci to climate change.
  18. tomorrow
    The Case for Climate ReparationsA trillion tons of carbon hangs in the air, put there by the world’s rich, an existential threat to its poor. Can we remove it?
  19. the media
    What Happened to Matt Taibbi?The former darling of the liberal media is now one of its loudest critics. He says he hasn’t changed.
  20. tomorrow
    Weathering the WeatherMental-health professionals are trying to figure out how to talk about the climate.
  21. business
    The Soft Sell of HimsCan the health-care brand leverage young men’s anxiety over erections and hair loss into a multibillion-dollar empire?
  22. politics
    Trump’s ‘Truth Social’ Bans Telling Truth About His Twitter RivalIt’s a place where “tweets” are called “truths,” but mockery of the former president’s social-media site is not permitted.
  23. power
    Katie Couric Is Not for EveryoneAfter her long career as America’s beloved morning-news anchor, she has decided to write a wild, unflinching memoir focused on the messy parts. Why?
  24. build back better
    Manchin Hasn’t Killed Biden’s Climate Agenda (Yet)Biden’s best green policy looks dead. But there’s still a fair amount Congress can do.
  25. intelligencer chats
    Just How Disastrous Is Manchin’s Climate Obstruction?U.S. credibility is on the line, not to mention the fate of the planet.
  26. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  27. hurricane ida
    New York Doesn’t Need Its Own Forecast. It Needs a Forecast Communicator.“It’s very clear that the blatant breakdown of communication is what needs to be adjusted.”
  28. media
    Nicholas Kristof to Attempt Rare Columnist-to-Politician PivotThe longtime New York Times columnist is really doing it; he quit the paper as he gears up to run for governor of Oregon.
  29. just asking questions
    Ozy and Embracing the ‘Fake It Till You Make It’ PhilosophyScott Galloway on the rise of the storyteller CEO and the risk of vision becoming fiction.
  30. media
    Carlos Watson and Ozy Might Be in Real Legal JeopardyWatson just gave a chatty interview. But he is now speaking to regulators and prosecutors, too — whether he knows it or not.
  31. just asking questions
    ‘A Fire Age Is Upon Us’Fire historian Stephen Pyne puts the ever-worsening problem of wildfires, and humans’ relationship with fire, into context.
  32. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  33. media
    Talking to New Yorker Archivist Erin Overbey About Her Byline-Diversity Project“I started in 2019 looking at our tables of contents. It really was a lengthy project. Once you get going, it’s kind of hard to stop.”
  34. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  35. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  36. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  37. 9/11: 20 years later
    America’s Greatest Existential Threat Wasn’t TerrorismFrank Rich on the continuing fallout after 9/11.
  38. the national interest
    Why the Media Is Worse for Biden Than TrumpThe last week has been more brutal for Biden than any week of Trump’s presidency.
  39. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  40. the group portrait
    Gawker Returns for Unknown Length of TimeIt begins again: the messy bargain between Gawker owner and Gawker writer.
  41. encounter
    Gossiping With Tabloid Icon Cindy AdamsThe stalwart of the New York Post gets ready to tell all — kind of.
  42. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  43. climate change
    Humanity Hasn’t Quite Fully Screwed Itself Yet: U.N. Climate ReportCatastrophic warming is inevitable, but the IPCC says there’s still time to avoid some worst-case scenarios.
  44. bugs
    What Happens When All the Bugs Die?Bee ecologist Dave Goulson imagines a world without creeping things.
  45. power
    Washington Post Sued for Gender DiscriminationReporter Felicia Sonmez says she was banned from covering sexual misconduct after going public with her own assault allegations.
  46. climate change
    The Sun Is Glowing Red in New York City Because of Wildfires Out WestThe state has issued an air-quality alert as smoke rolls in from 3,000 miles away.
  47. inkwell
    Trump Is a Godsend for Book Publishers. He’s Also a Nightmare.Everyone in publishing is sick of the former president. But they keep making books about him anyway.
  48. extreme weather
    Scenes of Devastation After Deadly Floods in Germany and BelgiumAt least 188 people are dead and hundreds still missing. Over the weekend, more flash floods struck other parts of Germany and Austria.
  49. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  50. climate change
    Flooding From Global Warming, Meet Moon ‘Wobble’A NASA team found that a new phase in the lunar orbit will increase sunny-day flooding by as much as four times by the mid-2030s.
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