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The gender gap in economics

Wielding data, women force a reckoning over bias in the economics field. Justin Wolfers on evidence of a toxic environment for women in economics. The “sobering” gender and racial gap among economists is hurting everyone. The gender gap in economics has ramifications far beyond the ivory tower. Men and women in economics have different opinions: Male economists are both more right-wing and more senior. Janet Yellen didn’t set out to be a feminist hero: The Federal Reserve chair (don’t call her


Paper Trail

The Guardian has an article explaining the chaos at Newsweek magazine, where management tried to shut down a story by its reporters about the publication’s ties to a Christian college. The magazine’s offices were raided by the DA on January 18th, and since then, the staff has been trying to dig into the reasons for the

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Marriage Reimagined

Laura SmithIt is easy to view the vast and varied landscape of marriage in the present day as a radical departure from a more conservative past. But many of these marriage alternatives—including polyamory, open

Daily Review

Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001–2016

Kabul in the summer of 1996 was under siege. A little-known force of young militants had surged north from their base in the south. For months, they had camped just beyond the city limits, raining shells on the capital almost daily. They called themselves religious “

Interviews

Mathieu Lindon

The human capacity for love is vast and open, yet the word love is often limited: it’s the feeling between people with shared DNA, or the volatile emotion of romance. Mathieu Lindon has experienced life-altering forms of love that defy these categories.

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Bookforum: “False Starts”

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Minds of the Immortals: Emily Wilson on translating "The Odyssey"

Ben Shields

“The minds of the immortals rarely change,” old King Nestor tells Telemachus in Book III of The Odyssey, That may be true, but the ways that we experience and imagine those gods change regularly, Since the sixteenth century, dozens of English-language translators have traversed the epics of archaic Hellas, and all of them have returned with their own unique account: Blank verse, couplets, and prose are all available portals into Homer.

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