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Spinning Mushrooms into Gold As psychedelics start to be taken seriously as a treatment for mental-health conditions, the worlds of loony mushroom-lovers and money-hungry investors collide

The Future Is Funny Forget agents and grueling late-night-tour schedules, a new generation of comedians are reaching millions on TikTok

The Many Mysteries of “Murder Boy” His grandfather had an estate worth $40 million. When his mother died, he stood to inherit millions. Did Nathan Carman kill them both?

A Very WAG-ish Scandal? And other strange news about these curious days …

Under a Killing Sun A tale of two cities, trying to survive life (and death) at 125 degrees Fahrenheit

What Lies Beneath The revelation of a “mass grave” filled with Indigenous children convulsed Canada. But there were no mass graves—or revelations

Bill Russell As the winner of 11 N.B.A. titles and the first Black head coach in a U.S. major league, the basketball star broke barriers on the court and off

Putin Turns on the Jews The Kremlin is both increasingly anti-Semitic and intent on staunching the brain drain to Israel and the West

Private Quarters Brant Lake Camp was warned about pedophiles in their midst. Why did the camp not act against them?

Spring Breakers, Italian–Style The young European upper class’s version of spring break in Florida? Panarea in August

Who Will Follow BoJo the Clown? The fight to become the U.K.’s next P.M.—and the Queen’s 15th—is down to two very different candidates

It’s Time to BeReal Everyone under 22 is on it. Most people over 22 have never heard of it. Is the app billing itself as the “anti-Instagram” really any different from the rest of social media?

The View from Here As a writer on the first season of Saturday Night Live, I was hip. This month, I had one replaced

Under the Influence Jumi Bello was on track to be a major writer—until her debut novel was dropped amid rumors of plagiarism. What happened is a tale as complex as anything she appropriated

The Great White Toilet Sewage dumped by American cruise ships is destroying Canada’s pristine waters

The Other Ivana Guess whom I befriended in rehab in Malibu?

Jiminy Cricket! How fake Indian Premier League games played by farm boys and local laborers duped Russian sports gamblers

The Pink Panthers Strike Again! Renowned across Europe for their coolness and high-risk robberies, the jewel thieves can’t be stopped

House and Gargoyle With busts of Greek gods and gold-inlaid light switches, interior design for the modern autocrat is all about excess and intimidation

The View from Here Trump’s “I believed” defense is indefensible

Netflix and Bai Lan In China, Instagram influencers and office over-achievers are out, and slackers are in