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“That Desus and Mero made it to television at all was a seismic achievement.” @bycdl on what late-night TV loses with the end of the Bronx-bred duo’s groundbreaking show: theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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America is going to have a "heat belt," @mimbsy reports. How can cities prepare for more regular extreme heat? theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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Photos: Recent images from England, France, Spain, Germany, and other European countries hit by a series of heat waves this summer—via @TheAtlPhoto. theatlantic.com/photo/2022/08/…
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One of the world’s biggest organisms may keep growing—because it’s capitalizing on our failures, @KatherineJWu reports. theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
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A British American series about young financial analysts in London, HBO’s "Industry" is an emergent masterpiece, @skornhaber writes: theatlantic.com/culture/archiv…
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For centuries, locals have claimed that an old Spanish shipwreck is the origin of the Chincoteague ponies. Now, DNA from an old tooth hints where they came from, @sarahzhang reports: theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
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"If the Florida governor had been gearing up to launch his own presidential bid," @elainejgodfrey writes, "the FBI search—and what could come after—might be forcing him to rethink his plans." theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
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“I closed my phone for a few hours and reopened it to a direct message that said, ‘I’m really sorry this is happening to you,’” @cwarzel writes about accidentally going viral. “Never a great sign!” on.theatln.tc/nOMgXq1
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"Appropriating money [to fight climate change] is one thing, and spending it efficiently and effectively is another," @conor64 writes. on.theatln.tc/3c0ayAb
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The Views From the Top: A collection of images of mountaintop observatories, monasteries, castles, towers, palaces, and more—via @TheAtlPhoto. on.theatln.tc/zJNMRpc
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"[Liz] Cheney grabbed Republican voters by the lapels and told them to snap out of their Trump-induced trance," @RadioFreeTom says of the Wyoming Republican primary candidate's concession speech. on.theatln.tc/iJmhOqa
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In "On Not Knowing: How to Love and Other Essays," Emily Ogden is interested in experiences—giving birth to a child, reading a poem, having a one-night stand—that don’t lead to final and clarifying knowledge. Find more book recs: theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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“Trump specializes in creating dominance-and-submission rituals,” writes @davidfrum, “But to those outside the subculture excited by them, they look demeaning and ridiculous”: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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Today in The Atlantic: Liz Cheney already has a 2024 strategy, @RonBrownstein writes. Plus, @BenMazer argues that monkeypox doesn’t need to be renamed and @marinakoren imagines what the night sky might look like when galaxies collide. Read it all: on.theatln.tc/0jo5Hoj
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“I closed my phone for a few hours and reopened it to a direct message that said, ‘I’m really sorry this is happening to you,’” @cwarzel writes about accidentally going viral. “Never a great sign!” on.theatln.tc/FOjTPvY
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"To save the Republican party," @RonBrownstein writes, "Liz Cheney might first have to be willing to destroy it." on.theatln.tc/yZkx8zx
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"We should no longer wonder if we can avert a new era of political violence in the United States," @RadioFreeTom writes. "It’s already here." theatlantic.com/newsletters/ar…
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21-year-old ⁦@bushra_seddique⁩ had 20 minutes to decide whether to leave Afghanistan. She starved and waded through a lake of sewage to do it, arriving only with the clothes on her back and a laptop. Astonishing piece from an astonishing woman. theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
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I thought I’d left space food behind with the space chorizo, but then I discovered.. the galaxy shrimp theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
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"Freedom of expression—'the whole thing, the whole ball game,' Rushdie once called it—is a universal value that has to be enshrined in law to have any force. But it can’t survive as an abstraction. It depends on public opinion." theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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The broader takeaway from the federal investigation is the simple (unsurprising) fact that an angry septuagenarian still holds the GOP in a vise grip. Whatever succession plans those who dutifully kissed the ring were hatching are being put on pause. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
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"...These rescuers were white-haired men in shorts—the kind of people you normally see at Chautauqua. A retired doctor from Pittsburgh who is a supporter of City of Asylum attended to Rushdie onstage. Running toward the mayhem took courage." theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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To save the GOP, Liz Cheney may first have to destroy it. My take on the opportunities and obstacles she would face in a "kamikaze" 2024 presidential campaign against Donald Trump. theatlantic.com/politics/archi…
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Galaxy mergers take some of the coolest cosmic phenomena—bursts of new stars, colliding black holes—and bring them all together. @marinakoren imagines what the night sky might look like in the middle of one: on.theatln.tc/YUClmQU
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"Writing visionary dissents is a long game—and a long game is indeed what progressives are now in," writes @JoshuaBraver1: on.theatln.tc/TQ1Ox26
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“Bad Sex” explores the difficulty of enacting one’s political beliefs in the most intimate of spaces. @sophieGG on the complicated lessons of the unfinished sexual revolution: theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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“As a practicing physician—and a gay one at that—I’ve felt devastated by the clumsy public-health response to monkeypox ... But the name of the disease has never bothered me,” @BenMazer writes. “Our actions, not our nouns, determine who will get sick.” on.theatln.tc/DFgtcQ9
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Steve Lacy’s “Bad Habit” sounds like a single the Beach Boys might have demoed in the ’60s, Prince might have covered in the ’80s, and college rock radio might have played in the ’90s—yet it probably could have blown up only today, @skornhaber writes: on.theatln.tc/SOHWfOG
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“That Desus and Mero made it to television at all was a seismic achievement.” @bycdl on what late-night TV loses with the end of the Bronx-bred duo’s groundbreaking show: on.theatln.tc/0IQk5vR
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"We all have a commitment to make," writes @BHL, “and that is to ensure that the author of 'The Satanic Verses' receives the highest of literary honors ... the Nobel Prize in Literature”: on.theatln.tc/5yqKQcT
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Coming up today on @CNN after 815 to talk about my @TheAtlantic piece here: theatlantic.com/newsletters/ar… You should join us!
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Photos: Recent images from England, France, Spain, Germany, and other European countries hit by a series of heat waves this summer—via @TheAtlPhoto. theatlantic.com/photo/2022/08/…
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One of the world’s biggest organisms may keep growing—because it’s capitalizing on our failures, @KatherineJWu reports. theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
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SPONSOR CONTENT: Hunger can be a secret burden, and it gets worse in the summer when school is out. This is a look at how families make choices —big and small—to ensure everyone has enough to eat. @FeedingAmerica on.theatln.tc/fQ9k86V
The internet is awash with calls to “cut toxic people out of your life,” @kait_tiffany writes. And suddenly, everyone is toxic. Welcome to the cut-’em-loose era of human relationships: theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
"To avoid showing up for work in the prison warehouse, he paid a guy to sign in and out for him everyday. Freed from the task that the state required of him, he treated prison like a stint at the Yaddo..." Here's @FranklinFoer on Paul Manafort's memoir: theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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"These young people have come of age in a time of rising populism, declining democracy, climate catastrophe, and vicious inequality," writes @AnnieLowrey: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
“The Trump forces that are trying to pull us into the abyss are really strong and really fighting.” Liz Cheney to @MarkLeibovich: theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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W. E. B. Du Bois’s forgotten romance novel showed @chillakiles how the genre can help us imagine a new reality—and how to be a braver writer: theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
Okay gang, set your alarms: I'll be talking about my recent @TheAtlantic Daily about political violence on @NewDay on @CNN tomorrow at 8am. theatlantic.com/newsletters/ar…
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In his new prison memoir, Paul Manafort is drawing on decades of working to soften the reputations of dictators, corporations, and Republican senatorial candidates to now try and redeem himself, writes @FranklinFoer: on.theatln.tc/n4pEhQ0
After representing some of the world’s most abusive autocrats, Paul Manafort has the nerve to title his memoir Political Prisoner. I reviewed it… theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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“Few people speak publicly about wanting to ‘eliminate’ Down syndrome,” @sarahzhang writes. “Yet individual choices are adding up to something very close to that.” (From 2020) theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…
Paul Manafort's memoir is out today, and @FranklinFoer is on it. It's the story of a man who once wore an ostrich-skin jacket who now writes lines like these: "He was 100 percent right. I had been set up by ‘the man.’" theatlantic.com/books/archive/…
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One of the world’s biggest organisms may keep growing—because it’s capitalizing on our failures, @KatherineJWu reports. theatlantic.com/science/archiv…
"The long term favors the Ukrainians, 40 million people who are fighting for their existence as a nation," @RadioFreeTom writes. on.theatln.tc/vv8xAWC
According to a new heat model, more than 100 million Americans live in counties that are expected to experience at least one day with a heat index of 125 degrees or above in the next 30 years. theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/…
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