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How Friendships Change in Adulthood In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first. This is …

What Happens If China Makes First Contact? As America has turned away from searching for extraterrestrial intelligence, China has built the world’s largest radio …

The Nationalist’s Delusion Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination. THIRTY YEARS …

The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. It is insufficient to state the obvious …

When, Where, and How Many Times Were They Domesticated? The first domesticated animals may have been tamed twice. Read This Article…

The Jewish Origins of Kentucky Bourbon There’s a fine art to creating a liquor brand. It involves convincing people to buy booze with stories …

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe? The French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut, the son of Holocaust survivors, is an accomplished, even gifted, …

Will Pope Francis Break the Church? The new pope’s choices stir high hopes among liberal Catholics and intense uncertainty among conservatives. Deep divisions may …

The Man Who Made Star Wars The idea was to make a high adventure film for children. The result was the box-office hit of …

The Selling of the Avocado Twenty-five years ago, talk-show host Gordon Elliott was working as a reporter for a local morning TV show called …