The souk in Aleppo, before and after its destruction in 2012.

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The souk in Aleppo, before and after its destruction in 2012.

A daring plan to rebuild Syria — no matter who wins the war

With the battle still ongoing, a huge team of Syrian planners plots the restoration of Aleppo and beyond. By Thanassis Cambanis

Malcolm Little at age 15 with his half sister, Ella Little-Collins (right), and two friends in Franklin Park in 1941.

hindsight

Malcolm X, ex-Bostonian

How a city helped shape an iconic American figure — and why we should reclaim him.

uncommon Knowledge

Female criminals get lighter sentences — or heavier ones

More surprising insights from the social sciences.

Books

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‘Girl in a Band’ by Kim Gordon

Gordon explores the reasons for her long marriage to Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore and the relationship’s eventual collapse.