“Getcheroni,” “eek,” “having weirds,” “going Darwin,” “OYO” (on your own), and “farrapo velho”—Portuguese for “old rag.”
Tabula Rasa: Volume Two
by John McPhee
A project meant not to end.
Surviving the Crackdown in Xinjiang
by Raffi Khatchadourian
As mass detentions and surveillance dominate the lives of China’s Uyghurs and Kazakhs, a woman struggles to free herself.
The Collapse of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Telescope
by Daniel Alarcón
The uncertain future of the Arecibo Observatory, and the end of an era in space science.
The High Cost of Georgia’s Restrictive Voting Bills
by Jelani Cobb
Racist policies are bad for business, as the state’s own history can attest.
Behind the Scenes at a Five-Star Hotel
by Jennifer Gonnerman
For years, employees of the Pierre enjoyed some of the most enviable union jobs in New York City. How much of that will survive the pandemic?
The Rise of Made-in-China Diplomacy
by Peter Hessler
While political leaders trade threats, the pandemic has made Americans even more reliant on China’s manufacturers.
Why Does the Pandemic Seem to Be Hitting Some Countries Harder Than Others?
by Siddhartha Mukherjee
While the virus has ravaged rich nations, reported death rates in poorer ones remain relatively low. What probing this epidemiological mystery can tell us about global health.
Living in New York’s Unloved Neighborhood
by Rivka Galchen
A nameless section of Manhattan resembles the nineteen-seventies city that’s been romanticized in the movies. But do we really want to live in “Taxi Driver”?
The Race to Dismantle Trump’s Immigration Policies
by Sarah Stillman
Trump transformed immigration through hundreds of quiet measures. Before they can be reversed, they have to be uncovered.