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Putin on the Fritz?

Russia’s strongman fights the coronavirus invasion with faked data and in retreat

Don’t Call It a Comeback

Where are they now? Wishing you a happy birthday (or anniversary, etc.) for a fee on Cameo

Living Your Best Lockdown

If practical advice from even Gwyneth Paltrow herself (!) can’t improve your situation … well, you’re on your own

Sex and the System

In New York and in red-light districts around the world, intimacy just got even more complicated

Social (Media) Unrest

For twentysomething protesters, passions run high. Not just in the streets but also on Instagram

Bleach Party

For enterprising hoteliers, paranoia is the new sustainability

Nazi Lockdown

The German occupation crushed ordinary life in Paris as its citizens hid from the “brown plague”

Burn After Reading

In a baffling twist of fate, a new study reveals that smokers are less likely to get the coronavirus than those who abstain

My Name Is Karen …

… and I do not want to speak to your manager

1963 All Over Again

Courtney and Corrie Cockrell, grandnieces of the assassinated civil-rights hero Medgar Evers, consider his legacy through the lens of George Floyd

Not Their First Rodeo

Houston’s black cowboys and cowgirls ride for Black Lives Matter, and champion their unheralded legacy

The New King of All Media

Scott Galloway, one half of the must-listen podcast Pivot, is everywhere these days, railing against big tech and spreading big ideas

FOSO: Fear of Standing Out

Online, the only thing worse than not showing solidarity with an important cause is showing it in the wrong way

Fawlt Lines

The newest wave of political correctness infects the BBC—and takes away from the Black Lives Matter movement’s urgent cause

Watch Your Step

A Harvard medical professor gets to the root of the 10,000-steps-per-day fad, and it has nothing to do with science

Dutch Courage

At a protest in Amsterdam, flashbacks to a childhood shaped by the civil-rights movement

Back to School

A nation of strivers under lockdown meets the à la carte subscription academy MasterClass

Hamptons Behaving Badly

In this installment: The Tale of the Sag Harbor Squatter

Monuments Men

Guess which side surrendered at Appomattox

Help Is Here?

In pandemic times, the most privileged New Yorkers find that dealing with domestic staff is especially fraught

Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Why we need a coronavirus commission, and who should—and shouldn’t—lead it

Capital Offenses

The latest battleground in the push for racial justice? The copydesk

Voyage of the Damned

The harrowing inside story of the coronavirus-ravaged cruise ship with 2,500 passengers that no one wanted

Sounding the Alarm

Thomas Chatterton Williams, an originator of Harper’s “Letter on Justice and Open Debate,” on cancel culture and the future of free speech