With Anne Heche in ICU in critical condition (as of Wednesday night), having survived a fiery car crash into a house in L.A., this archive piece (below…
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ALEXA’S APPROACH TO prediction is a revelation: “Today you can look for sunny weather, with highs in the mid-70s.” Go to town, scan the skies! You might…
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Dear friends, It’s been a year and a half since I launched this Substack and I’m truly, daftly delighted to see this community grow so much in the short…
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As heat waves rip across the globe, many climate pessimists are calling this "the coolest summer of the rest of our lives." This week on This is…
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The $4.4 trillion (with a T!) wellness industry has captured the minds, bodies, and wallets of many women. But what are we actually paying for? This…
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In the wake of Dobbs, the conversation about digital privacy — and how abortion seekers can protect their data from law enforcement — has exploded. But…
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It’s an old saw that Democrats are chronically in “disarray.” Always that word. It’s like “hearty” with “soup.” If you think disarray, you’re supposed…
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In a time when people are more dug in than ever on partisan beliefs about the world, is it ever possible to change anybody's mind? Science journalist…
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For this recent issue of Wired, I profile David Wengrow, one of the authors of The Dawn of Everything. I’m only able to include a short excerpt below…
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Nearly a year and a half after the Capitol was breached, the January 6th Committee is making its case to Congress and the nation on TV. But how…
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Until the 1920s, public pools were all over this country, racially integrated and a popular summer activity for all. So what changed? This week on This…
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For women, abusive messages from strangers are simply the cost of using social media platforms. But according to Imran Ahmed, Founder & CEO of the…
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