This week, we seek to draw your attention to three Pulitzer winners we’ve featured in the recent past. By highlighting important pieces, we aim to shed light on the world you woke up in.
This week’s pieces explore two examples of new cultural authorities emerging in “the collapsing distance between brand and life”: “vanlife” and the “mommy blog.”
Deaths by drugs, alcohol, and suicide—what researchers call “deaths of despair”—are rising in nearly every area of the nation. How did we get here?
This week’s pieces address shifting norms in public discourse, particularly on college campuses, and public proposals for stabilizing America’s labor market.
This week’s pieces bridge two of our standing interests: the quiet desperation of loneliness in America, and the role our gadgets play in reshaping social life.
The UBI presses on one of our most deeply held convictions: that our jobs (or lack thereof) are essential to our identities.
We investigate a proposal to address the
growing economic insecurity created by flexible capitalism that has won support from surprisingly diverse ideological camps.
This week we highlight pieces on the particular challenges of unemployment and underemployment in our increasingly “flexible” economy.
“Machine learning” is currently accelerating the development and distribution of artificial intelligence—and its potential to transform our common life is massive.
We follow up on last week’s briefing by attending to several stories of the immigrant experience in America.