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Author Interviews

Did This Novel About LSD Trials Get It Right? We Ask Someone Who Was There

T.C. Boyle's Outside Looking In fictionalizes Timothy Leary's hallucinogenic drug experiments in the 1960s. A graduate student who participated says Boyle did a "great job describing the zeitgeist."

Politics

Sunday Politics

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Sunday Politics

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"We go into parenting expecting something like parity ... but it doesn't manifest," says psychologist Darcy Lockman. "Our expectations are really not being met and that leads to a lot of anger." Jose Luis Pelaez Inc/Getty Images hide caption

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'All The Rage' Isn't About Moms Having It All — It's About Moms Doing It All

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Philippine senatorial candidate Samira Gutoc speaks at a campaign event in Caloocan, Philippines. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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In Largely Catholic Philippines, A Muslim Woman Shakes Up Senate Campaign

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Sunday Puzzle

Sunday Puzzle: Clues Come In 2s

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Sunday Puzzle: Clues Come In 2s

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Rihanna is partnering with LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to launch a new fashion label, the artist announced on Friday. Evan Agostini/Invision/AP hide caption

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Culture

Rihanna Disrupts Luxury Fashion World, Joining LVMH With 'Fenty' Brand

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Rihanna Disrupts Luxury Fashion World, Joining LVMH With 'Fenty' Brand

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Viktor Orban Visits The White House

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How To Shut Down A Start-Up When It Doesn't Stack Up

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Africa

Sudan's Artistic Awakening

3 min

Sudan's Artistic Awakening

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Artist rendering of NuScale Power's nuclear power plant design, which would use small modular reactors. NuScale Power hide caption

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Environment And Energy Collaborative

This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

3 min

This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

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"I feel like with most songs that I write, I start with something that's really hard or something that I don't understand. And by the end of the song, I have more of a handle on it," Lucy Dacus says. Elizabeth Weinberg/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Music Interviews

Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

6 min

Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

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