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The Atlantic published eight of Adrienne Rich's poems in the 1950s. In "Exodus," the last to appear, she contemplated leaving for an unknown place:
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"If Congress does nothing else to shore up federal campaign-finance laws, it should close both of the foreign loopholes that the Mueller report exposed," argues :
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In this week's installment of the Friendship Files, talks with two women who were just “study buddies” in junior college. Then one of them moved across the world. They kept in touch, and across the miles, they became best friends:
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This week’s coverage of the Mueller report stood out as a stark example of the fracturing media landscape—and the dysfunctional discourse it’s produced, writes:
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Siri Hustvedt’s new novel explores fiction’s role in feminist consciousness-raising, writes:
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The Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are a reminder of the tensions that linger from the brutal civil war that ended a decade ago, writes:
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Joel D. Anderson 8h
It’s dizzying and terrifying to read about how this dentist scammed patients for years and years. If you ever wanted to doubt the science of dentistry, here’s your story.
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“This is incredibly painful,” one TV veteran says of the fight between Hollywood writers and their agents. Todd S. Purdum uncovers the history behind the drama:
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Representative Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts knows he was born into one of the most famous families in America. He also believes that if capitalism isn’t radically rethought, democracy will collapse, reports :
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EricaJoy 6h
I've often wondered why dentistry is decoupled from medicine, such that dentists don't even go to medical school. I've also wondered how often dentists overtreat, as I've definitely had a dentist tell me I need work I didn't (confirmed by 2nd opinion).
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Almost nobody actually uses dental dams to prevent the spread of STIs during oral sex. But they can still serve a symbolic purpose, especially for queer women, writes :
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Coleman Hughes 5h
"What we were left with instead was a political Rorschach test, where participants glanced at the news and then screamed their conclusions. There was no consensus, but somehow everyone felt vindicated."
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This colonial aphid repairs holes in its nest by [checks notes] suicidally erupting and plastering its own bodily fluids over the gap as it dies, writes:
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Rachel Donadio 5h
Fluctuat nec mergitur: She is tempest-tossed, but does not sink. That's the Latin motto of Paris, and it was invoked yet again last week.
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Trump's veto of a congressional effort to end U.S. involvement in Yemen violates the public will and the national interest, argues :
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The Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka are a reminder of the tensions that linger from the brutal civil war that ended a decade ago, writes:
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elizabeth bruenig 11h
the thing i can never get over reading about the plots of EL James novels is what pure exercises in Victoriana they are
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Atlantic readers reflect on Kurt Vonnegut's seminal novel 'Slaughterhouse-Five':
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Adrienne LaFrance 6h
"Well, darling, shops and banks are closing; The risks are dozing; shall we stay or go?"
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