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What Does It Mean to Be ‘Real’ Online When You Can Never Fully Log Off?

Religion and philosophy professor Chris Stedman talks ‘IRL,’ his timely new book that attempts to define the ways in which life on the internet can be both well-lived and authentic

How Asexuals Could Change Our Idea of Desire

Science writer Angela Chen on her interviews with ‘aces’ — and the infinite kinds of attraction

The American Dream Is a Fraud. What Now?

In ‘Stakes Is High,’ Mychal Denzel Smith argues that justice begins with challenging America's self-perception

Here’s What 2020 Looked Like to the Sci-Fi Writers of 1974

In the early 1970s, eight science-fiction writers tried to imagine what the far-flung year of 2020 would look like. They ended up being both wrong and right.