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The Oft-Dismissed Polygraph Test Is Finding New Life in the Age of #MeToo

Oded Gelfer spent 30 years working for Israeli’s intelligence force, learning how to interrogate people as part of counter-terrorism and espionage missions that he still…

The Cops Who Dated British Female Activists Just So They Could Spy on Them

In 1993, Joy Gardner, a 40-year-old Jamaican woman who lived in North London, died while police restrained her. Gardner had arrived in the U.K. with…

What ‘Black Panther’ Teaches Us About When Fathers Lie to Their Sons

In various interviews for his new movie, director Ryan Coogler has said the theme of Black Panther is: “Am I my brother’s keeper?” This theme…

The Lies You Tell Yourself Are Surprisingly Convincing

After I lost my virginity, I told my closest friend that I’d lasted for 10 minutes. By the following week, I’d told a variation of…