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Arts & CultureIdeas
Stephen McNulty
I spent an evening running the word "Catholicism" through the 20+ filters of a popular AI image generator. The results were both stunning and revelatory.
Arts & CultureBooks
In 'The Body Scout,' Lincoln Michel explores the limits of what it means to be human through a future in which companies tempt consumers with upgrades—new arms, organs and more.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
The demise of a browser seems meaningful, even if that browser was terrible.
Elon Musk, now estimated to be the wealthiest person in the world, speaks at a technology convention in 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Kevin Clarke
Elon Musk is making headlines by buying Twitter, but he is only one of the American oligarchs working to protect their wealth while fighting policies that would benefit the common good.
FaithShort Take
Sara Scarlett Willson
The livestreamed Mass was a godsend to a recent convert during the height of the pandemic. But the importance of a parish community and in-person encounters quickly became obvious.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
John W. Miller
Virtual reality is taking off, and it is more than a game: The metaverse promises relief from human pain and longing. But can it become just another addiction?