1. coronavirus
    Why Did an Expert Who Warned About COVID-19 Have So Much Trouble Being Heard?Though we often feel that we live in a sea of panic, it may be that the general din prevents us from hearing most important warning cries.
  2. the national interest
    Joe Biden’s Platform Is More Progressive Than You ThinkHe is not just planning a “return to normalcy.”
  3. coronavirus
    Close the Theaters. Close the Opera. Close the Concert Halls. Now.Yes, it will be brutal to the performing-arts economy. It’s also necessary.
  4. cityscape
    The Sunnyside Yard Master Plan Is a Mirage of a Better CityNew York City’s plan for the city’s heart is the best of all worlds. Whether it can actually exist in ours is another question.
  5. the zucc
    How Facebook Fact-Checking Can BackfireThe “implied truth effect” means that Facebook’s fact-checking process may be worse than doing nothing.
  6. business
    Inside the Fossil-Fuel Industry’s Plan to Profit From Climate ChangeI went to one of Shell’s private meetings and took notes.
  7. media
    Chris Matthews Announces He Is Retiring From MSNBC Amid Multiple ControversiesThe 74-year-old host announced he is leaving MSNBC following criticism over his election coverage and alleged behavior toward women in recent weeks.
  8. environment
    Trump’s Interior Dept. Reportedly Edited Documents to Say Climate Change Is GoodAn Interior official edited nine policy reports with debunked claims — fitting a larger administration pattern of undermining climate science.
  9. global politics
    Across the World, Voters Are Losing Faith in GovernmentThe percentage of citizens who believe that “the state is run for the benefit of all” has plummeted in a wide array of countries since 2002.
  10. life after warming
    What Coronavirus Teaches Us About Climate ChangeAdaptation is not enough.
  11. cityscape
    Farm Livin’ Is the Life for Me, Ja? Rem Koolhaas Tries Out Country LifeFor “Countryside, the Future,” a city boy goes to the sticks.
  12. media
    Can Twitter Fix ‘Misinformation’ Like Mayor Bloomberg’s Manipulated Video?On March 5, Twitter is rolling out new policies around misinformation. Will they work?
  13. life after warming
    Jeff Bezos’s $10 Billion Climate Pledge Is Actually TinyJudged by the standards of the climate crisis, the sum is, practically speaking, almost nothing.
  14. environment
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Pledges $10 Billion to Fight Effects of Climate ChangeIt’s a substantial figure from the founder of a company that reportedly threatened to fire employees who publicly condemned its carbon footprint.
  15. the national interest
    Obama Auto Standards May Survive Because Trump Staff Can’t Do MathMalevolence tempered by incompetence.
  16. media
    A Visit With Andrew Neil, The Spectator’s Publisher and Boris Johnson’s Old BossThe TV interviewer and chairman of Britain’s ancient conservative magazine is taking a whack at America.
  17. cityscape
    Trump’s Classical-Architecture Edict Is Dumb — But Not Worth the OutrageIt’s boneheaded. But it doesn’t censor architects or stifle creativity in the country at large.
  18. technocracy
    5 Theories About Conspiracy TheoriesWe live in the age of red yarn and corkboard. There’s no easy explanation — but here are five theories why.
  19. technocracy
    The Real Problems With the Iowa Caucuses’ ‘Shadow’ AppTechnical failures were amplified by institutional failures, which were amplified by communications failures, creating a cascade of incompetence.
  20. just asking questions
    Ben Smith on What He’ll Bring to the New York TimesThe BuzzFeed News head will soon take over the media column made famous by David Carr.
  21. fracking
    Will a Fracking Ban Doom Democrats in Pennsylvania?The political risks of running on the policy may outweigh the substantive benefits, given the dearth of Congressional support for a universal ban.
  22. impeachment
    Ratings Show Americans Don’t Care About the Impeachment Trial Enough to Watch ItAccording to TV ratings, fewer viewers are tuning into the trial than to normal programming on MSNBC and Fox News.
  23. vision 2020
    The Left-Wing Realignment of American Politics Has Already BegunAs centrist Democrats run to the left of yesteryear’s progressives, Republicans are pushing for green energy investment and aid to the poor.
  24. in conversation
    Frank Gehry Doesn’t Know How to RetireIn conversation with the most famous architect alive, who’s fully engaged and working nonstop as he turns 91.
  25. media
    The Voice of the Podcast GenerationMichael Barbaro made the New York Times’ The Daily a raging success. Or is it the other way around?
  26. climate change
    Republican-led States Want Disaster Aid Without Having to Address Climate ChangeAs states ignore climate change — but seek funding to limit its damage — the region is expected to bear the brunt of rising sea levels in the U.S.
  27. impeachment
    Watch GOP Senator Call Reporter ‘Liberal Hack’ for Asking About ImpeachmentOutright hostility to the news media will not lose Martha McSally any fans on the right.
  28. vision 2020
    The Two Des Moines Debates: Was It a Snoozer or an Epic Clash?Depending on which account you consult, the seventh debate was either all about niceness or open conflict.
  29. feature
    A Year’s Diary of Climate ReckoningSome scientists say the best way to combat climate change is to talk about it. For 2019, my New Year’s resolution was to do just that.
  30. cityscape
    ‘Slum Clearance’ Tore Down Much More Than TenementsA new exhibition at the Center for Architecture documents the mid-century misfire of urban renewal.
  31. life after warming
    Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the FutureA months-long climate disaster in a wealthy, white country is tailor-made to dominate news coverage. It hasn’t.
  32. the national interest
    Why Conservatives Who Know Climate Science Is Real Won’t Speak UpMuch easier to focus on resentment of environmentalists than the dangerous lunacy of their own side’s science denial.
  33. life after warming
    Here’s Some Good News on Climate Change: Worst-Case Scenario Looks UnrealisticGlobal energy use patterns suggest some baseline assumptions about warming are too high. What remains is still a stiff challenge to humanity.
  34. cityscape
    The Elemental Architecture of Jeanne GangA Chicago architect renowned for sublime engineering whose buildings really work for New Yorkers.
  35. labor
    The Writers Guild Has Filed an Unfair-Labor-Practice Charge Against HearstThe charge, filed on Thursday morning, escalates a conflict between the magazine giant and unionizing staff.
  36. the national interest
    Donald Trump’s War on JournalismHis attack on Amazon may be his most egregious abuse of power yet.
  37. life after warming
    U.N. Climate Talks Collapsed in Madrid. What’s the Way Forward?Following the unsuccessful COP25 conference in Madrid, it’s time to think about a new framework for climate action.
  38. climate change
    U.N. Climate Talks Fall Apart Over Potential of Trump 2020 WinOne negotiator said that U.N. member nations were “waiting for the U.S. election” to determine how to move forward on vital emissions cutbacks.
  39. greta thunberg
    It’s Not Just Greta Thunberg. Trump Doesn’t Think Much of Any Young Women.He judges girls’ value in terms of whether their appearance pleases him.
  40. cityscape
    A Transit Hub for an All-Corporate San Francisco FutureA public project that almost feels privatized.
  41. from the archives
    How New York Caricatured Richard Nixon Through the YearsTalking to the magazine’s original graphic-design team about capturing the crooked president, who appeared on our cover ten times from 1968 to 1974.
  42. cityscape
    Revealed: The Plans for David Geffen Hall and for the Music WithinA $500 million renovation that will finally fix that room. Maybe.
  43. climate change
    ‘Bleak’ U.N. Climate Study: World on Track for Up to 3.9 Degrees Warming by 2100The report states emissions must decline 7.6 percent every year for the next decade to hit Paris goals. In 2018, U.S. emissions increased 2.7 percent.
  44. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  45. trigger warning
    RNC Pays $100K to Protect Donald Trump Jr., a Precious Baby SnowflakeNobody wants president’s boy to get triggered by low sales.
  46. labor
    Union ‘Not the Right Direction for Hearst,’ Executive Says in Email to StaffHearst isn’t backing down from its anti-union campaign.
  47. cityscape
    The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Renovates, and Faces an Existential ThreatA new visitor center and Woodland Garden, and the long shadow of proposed high-rise neighbors.
  48. media
    Employees Say Hearst Is Running a Classic Union-Busting Campaign“They told me, verbatim, that if I didn’t trust them, I didn’t have to work there.”
  49. the future issue
    What Life in 2019 Can Tell Us About Life in 2029A calendar of predictions about the near future as seen through the recent past.
  50. the future issue
    In 2029, It’ll Be Harder to Write Science Fiction Because We’ll Be Living ItReality has grown unkind to our creators of dystopian fiction. It’s stealing their thunder.
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