March 19, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 11
Would a border crisis derail efforts to make U.S. policy more welcoming?
Central American migrants, mostly from Honduras, are crammed into a truck in 2018 as part of a caravan traveling through Mexico to seek asylum in the United States. The Trump administration sought to deter them by making them ineligible for asylum if they crossed the border illegally, but a judge struck down the proposal. (AFP/Getty Images/Alfredo Estrella)
March 5, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 9
Is skepticism toward scientists and other experts growing?
Protesters in Los Angeles rally against the COVID-19 vaccine, mask mandates and lockdowns in January. The questioning of the pandemic's seriousness is part of a broader skepticism toward scientific expertise. (Getty Images/Los Angeles Times/Irfan Khan)
February 19, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 7
Will the pandemic permanently reshape the entertainment industry?
Warner Bros. released Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot, on the same day in theaters and on its streaming service. With many movie houses closed because of COVID-19, Warner said it will release all its 2021 films simultaneously to streaming and theaters. (Screenshot)
February 12, 2021 – Volume 31, Issue 6
Did The 1619 Project accurately recast U.S. history?
At a 2019 ceremony at Hampton, Va., marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of enslaved people in what became the United States, participants toss flower petals into the water to honor Africans who died at sea during the Atlantic crossing. (Getty Images/Zach Gibson)