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Since We Last Spoke: The Sex Offender Kids Are All Right
By Kate Wheeling
Since We Last Spoke: Defense, Still Resting
By Julie Morse
Since We Last Spoke: Talking Politics
By Elena Gooray
Know It All: The New and Complex Face of Evangelical Christianity in American Politics
With some megachurches accepting gays, and Millennials spreading the gospel in increasing numbers, it’s time for a fresh look at what it means to be evangelical in America
By Laura Turner
In the Picture: On the Couch
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Photo by Benjamin Lowy
A Pause in the Protest
By Mateo Hoke
Photo by Jason deCaires Taylor
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong
Photo by Andy Yeung
Can Science Save Development Aid?
Randomized controlled trials are the popular centerpiece of an emerging data-driven approach to figuring out precisely the best way to end poverty. Can a return to the scientific method fix the global aid industry?
By Jacob Kushner
Not Just a Deadbeat Dad
Eight states across the country are piloting a model of child support enforcement that relies, for the first time ever, more on carrots than on sticks. And it’s working better than anything we’ve seen before.
By Dwyer Gunn
Sidebar: Wisconsin’s Grand Child Support Experiment
Here’s what happened when one state let welfare recipients keep their child support payments.
By Dwyer Gunn
THE CULTURE PAGES
Culture Feature: Survival Tales From the Ex-Gay Movement
Two memoirs underline the emotional and moral dangers of ex-gay conversation therapy.
By Ross Ufberg
A version of this story first appeared in the July/August 2016 issue of Pacific Standard.
Scenes: Inside Cambodia’s Future Floating Arts Center
An ambitious attempt to elevate Phnom Penh’s arts scene.
By Dara Bramson
Book Review: White Capital, Black Labor
The racial hierarchy of American industry was built on the ruins of slavery. A new book on the history of black workers shows how far we have—and haven’t—come.
By Malcolm Harris
Scenes: A Literary Festival in the Shadow of Genocide
Can a polite little arts event help re-unify Sri Lankan culture?
By Melissa Petro