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- Cover Story
This Is Your Brain on Smog
Is air pollution behind degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s?
How White Is My Valley?
Jesse Jackson’s quest to reboot the tech industry
PLUS: Meet the lady engineer disrupting the brogrammer crew.
The Innocence Gap
Imagine going to prison for a crime you didn’t commit. Now imagine it’s for the murder of your child.
Last of the Munichans
Why are Europeans dressing up in redface, feathers, and buckskin?
The End of Punishment
A soft-spoken psychologist is revolutionizing how teachers, parents, and prison guards think about discipline.
Can Allen Hershkowitz’s green sports movement turn fans into environmentalists?
- Note to Our Readers
Watch This Space
Join us as we reimagine the “magazine for the rest of us.”
“Life for 2 Bags of Weed”
Serving life…for pot?
Judges try novel sentencing.
The Books of Mormon
Inside the Mormons’ prison labor scheme
Too Close for Comfort
The case that could dash Scott Walker’s 2016 hopes
The Clinton Whisperer
Missing in Action
Arms exports gone AWOL
Who’s Your Sugar Daddy
Presidential sugar daddies
Skin in the Game
The last polar bear hunt
- MIXED MEDIA
Actress Uzo Aduba on becoming Crazy Eyes
How to understand the South through food
Children of Dragons
Drawing dragons and warriors
The Slippery Slope of Evil
The Stanford Prison Experiment goes to Hollywood
- FOOD + HEALTH
We’re So Hosed
California’s worst water wasters
There’s a zap for that.
The last time editorial fellow 1 Bryan Schatz wrote about marijuana (“‘Life for 2 Bags of Weed'”), he spent five hours touring Denver on a smoke-filled “Cannabus.”
MoJo‘s Patrick Caldwell and Andy Kroll, now a reporter at National Journal, infiltrated Democrats’ inner circle to profile Hillary’s 2016 campaign manager (“The Clinton Whisperer”).
2 Aaron Reuben (“This Is Your Brain on Smog”) has researched brain aging at Columbia and air pollution policy at Yale; images are by Brooklyn-based photographer 3 Maciek Jasik, whose work has been featured in Wired, The New Republic, and V.
Josh Harkinson (“How White Is My Valley?”) regularly covers the politics of the Bay Area’s tech industry; the story’s illustration is by the creative studio Radio.
Jen Osborne is a Canadian photographer living in Berlin (“Last of the Munichans”).
4 Katherine Reynolds Lewis had to disabuse friends and relatives of the notion that, because she was writing about discipline (“The End of Punishment”), her own kids are perfectly behaved.
5 Ian Gordon has reported from inside more than 70 sports stadiums, but this is the first time he’s ever seen where fans’ garbage goes (“The Natural”); the profile’s portrait is by 6 Natalie Keyssar, who has photographed for Stern, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.