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Trump is still so bothered about the legitimacy of his election, Russian hacking is now a joke he makes with Putin.

Your weekly white paper: How Saudi Arabia is introducing "a new form of obedience" that replaces the old social contract.

An Economist reporter live-tweeted the greatest hits (not really) of Jared Kushner’s Middle East conference.

From round two, the ten Democratic candidates’ debate performances ranked from best to worst.

In a pair of big decisions, Chief Justice Roberts becomes the Supreme Court’s “ideological fulcrum.”

Related: The Supreme Court has a legitimacy dilemma.

New Yorkers are starting to realize what outsiders have said for years: Manhattan has officially become a shopping mall.

The latest edition of Monopoly is cashless, making it harder to teach younger children about money management.

The US military is the world’s largest institutional user of energy—and that's barely one percent of America’s greenhouse gas emissions.

A survey of Harvard seniors finds that 58% went through two iPhones in four years, and 19% went through three.

Experts cite "infinite scrolling," "pull to refresh," and other ways Facebook and Google have become our favorite cult leaders.

See also: “A Brief History of Smartphone Notifications.”

Design chief Jony Ive leaves Apple with no replacement lined up. Which reminds us how much we liked Ian Parker’s profile of Ive from 2015.

Remembering when a young Naomi Campbell published Swan, a problematic novel written by a middle-aged white woman.

Besides having problematic noses, George Eliot and Phoebe Waller-Bridge might seem unexpected bedfellows, “but their ethical project is much the same.”

A poem if you have a daughter entering her teenage years: "The Month of June: 13 1/2," by Sharon Olds.

Paintings of older women who are mostly bored, by Sydney-based artist Madeleine Pfull.

Why do beer cans look so cool now? So brewers can stand out in a competitive, crowded field.

The fashion of Japanese mountain ascetics—an all-white, size-free outfit—is functional, complicated, and fascinating.