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A Mother, Separated from Her Children at the Border, Comes Home

The Biden Administration has begun an ambitious effort to reunite more than a thousand families torn apart by Trump.

The Way We Look at Faces Has Changed Forever

Monitoring the human face through technology has become the default mode of public encounter.

Inside India’s COVID-19 Surge

A New Delhi hospital is running out of space, but the patients keep coming.

How the Pentagon Started Taking U.F.O.s Seriously

For decades, flying saucers were a punch line. Then the U.S. government got over the taboo.

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Spotlight

The Allegations Against Blake Bailey

Bailey was a type—the sort whose behavior is often trailed by public silence.

DJ Khaled’s Empty Blockbuster Music

His latest album, “Khaled Khaled,” seems to exist solely for the pursuit of clout.

A Son’s Note from Prison: “Your Love Is a Verb”

“On Mother’s Day” portrays how a parent-child bond persists through the separation of incarceration.

Facebook’s Supreme Court

Inside the company’s advisory board, which has upheld a decision to ban Donald Trump.

Persuading the Body to Regenerate Its Limbs

Humans can replace their liver. What else might be possible?

The Quest for Scottish Independence

Scotland’s leader asks whether voters would prefer a social-democratic Scotland to Brexit Britain.

John Swartzwelder, Sage of “The Simpsons”

The first major interview with one of the most revered comedy writers of all time.

A Moderately Challenging Puzzle

Oft-quoted athlete who said, “I really didn’t say everything I said”: five letters.

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In Focus

The Coronavirus Crisis

Coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak, from the science of vaccines to the culture of quarantine.

Racial Injustice and Policing

Black Lives Matter, police brutality, and the long history of racism in America.

Reopening and the Economy

The impact of the pandemic and the efforts at recovery.

The Future of Democracy

An exploration of democracy in America.

From This Week’s Issue

Gideon Lewis-Kraus on U.F.O.s, Sam Knight on Nicola Sturgeon, Matthew Hutson on how to regrow limbs, the art of Winfred Rembert, and more.

May 10, 2021
Professional basketball players playing a basketball game outside
“Hoop Dreams in New York,” by Mark Ulriksen.

Humor

Welcome to Our Microbrewery Tour!

We craft our beer using a combination of barley, hops, and bro culture.

Meet Your Nemesis

Imagine someone out there working against you, like, your mysterious rival or whatever.

Florida Will Lift COVID Restrictions to Focus on Voting Restrictions

“Voting remains as dangerous as ever,” Governor Ron DeSantis said.

Tucker Carlson Goes to the Dogs

Meet the TV host’s most loyal fan base.

Impossible Puzzles for People Under Sixty

Hope you don’t have anything else going on, because these puzzles will take over your life!

Dracula Is Off the Case

“You’re the only native Transylvanian speaker on the police force, but we need officers who can work during daylight hours.”

Fiction & Poetry

“Balloons”

“In those days, Joan stirred up our town with her air of dangerous glamour and the sense that her marriage to Roger couldn’t possibly last.”

“Notes from the Ruined City”

“God has no clock / but the muezzin’s song.”

Thomas McGuane on Writing from Dreams

The author discusses “Balloons,” his story from the latest issue of the magazine.

“Next Day”

“What’s to become of us?”