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A New Leaf
FOWHEN THE IDA B. WELLS housing project opened on Chicago’s South Side in 1941, its up-to-date kitchens and grassy lawns drew more than 1,500 black families looking for somewhere decent to settle. But over the decades, the project fell into disrepair
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High Culture
ONE NIGHT IN February, activists lined the spiral ramp of New York City’s Guggenheim Museum and dropped a flurry of paper slips onto the rotunda below. The demonstration, led by photographer Nan Goldin, was the latest in a series of protests demandin
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Sneaking Into Syria
THERE ARE FOUR main types of Americans fighting on the ground in Syria: special forces soldiers, CIA agents, Islamic extremists, and anarchists. As I putter in a motorboat across the Tigris River one afternoon in May 2018, I have no idea which of the