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Donald Trump, a Playboy Model, and a System for Concealing Infidelity In June, 2006, Donald Trump taped an episode of his reality-television show, “The …

The Women Who Took on the Mafia In Calabria, Lea Garofalo’s disappearance required no explanation. Read This Article…

Remembering Rick Hall and the Musical Alchemy of FAME Studios In 1961, the producer Rick Hall recorded “You Better Move On”—a loping, indignant song …

How Martin Luther Changed the World Clang! Clang! Down the corridors of religious history we hear this sound: Martin Luther, an energetic thirty-three-year-old Augustinian …

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in …

James Mattis, a Warrior in Washington On January 22nd, two days after President Trump was inaugurated, he received a memo from his new Secretary …

How Jokes Won the Election Since November 9th, we’ve heard a lot of talk about unreality, and how what’s normal bends when you’re in …

BBQ America’s Most Political Food In February of 2015, Kathleen Purvis, the food editor of the Charlotte Observer, drove to Birmingham, Alabama, to attend …

Imagining a Cashless World A fantastic heist (we like our crimes as smart and magical as dreams) took place some years back, when a …

President Trump’s First Term On the morning of January 20, 2017, the President-elect is to visit Barack Obama at the White House for coffee, …