Monday, 12 Apr 2021

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Opinion | How to Save a Movie From Clerics Who Didn’t Watch It

In 2019, more than 80 young Pakistani artists came together to work on a small-budget independent film about a man and his daughter, “Zindagi Tamasha.” Since then, the film has been cleared for release in Pakistan several times, was selected to be the country’s official entry for the 2020 Academy Awards foreign language film category […]

Opinion | After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again

I used to be a Google engineer. That often feels like the defining fact about my life. When I joined the company after college in 2015, it was at the start of a multiyear reign atop Forbes’s list of best workplaces. I bought into the Google dream completely. In high school, I spent time homeless […]

Opinion | The Fear That Is Shaping American Politics

It affects everyone from Joe Manchin to Joe Biden. By Thomas B. Edsall Mr. Edsall contributes a weekly column from Washington, D.C. on politics, demographics and inequality. Why is the Republican Party so determined to constrain the franchise? One answer is provided by the changing demographics of the children in the nation’s public schools, a […]

Opinion | Amazon Uses a Lot of Plastic. It Doesn’t Have To.

The year 2020 may have been heartbreaking for most humans, but it was a good one for Jeff Bezos and Amazon. His company’s worldwide sales grew 38 percent from 2019, and Amazon sold more than 1.5 billion products during the 2020 holiday season alone. Did you need a book, disposable surgical mask, beauty product, or […]

Your Wednesday Briefing

We’re covering China’s lagging vaccination campaign, and a step forward in talks to restore the Iran nuclear deal. Perks for China’s vaccinated In Beijing, a Covid-19 vaccine will qualify you for a buy-one-get-one-free deal on ice cream cones. But in the town of Wancheng, officials warned parents that if they refused to get vaccinated, their […]

Opinion | The Muslims Who Inspired Spinoza, Locke and Defoe

In this age of anxiety, anger and contestations between the West and the Islamic world, many epoch-shaping stories of intellectual exchanges between our cultures are often forgotten. A powerful example comes from literature. Millions of Christian, Jewish and Muslim readers across the world have read that famed tale of the man stranded alone on an […]

Opinion | Jeff Bezos Is Taunting Politicians. Will They Take the Bait?

It’s hard to decide who is having a better troll moment on Twitter this week: Jeff Bezos or Lil Nas X. Both the internet zillionaire and the puckish rapper spent the last week trying to bend public sentiment to their will, using sharp digital techniques that left fans cheering, detractors screaming and the rest of […]

Opinion | Should We Edit Our Children’s Genes? Would It Be Cruel Not To?

Produced by ‘The Ezra Klein Show’ For years now, I’ve had the same recurring worry: Am I focusing on the trivial? When future generations look back on this moment in history, will they remember the daily political fights — or will everything just look like a sideshow compared to humans being able to edit genetic […]

Your Friday Briefing

The ‘gut punch’ of the pandemic’s latest wave Experts warn that despite hope from Covid-19 vaccinations and a clearer path forward, it is much too soon to let down our guard. Around the world, some political leaders are choosing not to impose restrictions, even in the face of climbing death rates. In Hungary, which reported […]

Opinion | Can New York’s Marijuana Legalization Light Up a New Path?

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it on Tuesdays and Thursdays. New York’s move this week to legalize recreational marijuana, making it the 15th state in the country to do so, was a long time coming. That it would happen at all hasn’t been much of […]