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OPINION | BARRY BLUESTONE

Finally — the tiny apartments that millennials need

For years, I’ve been calling for the compact, affordable, amenity-rich apartments that could solve our housing crisis. Now, it looks like they’re on the way.

RuPaul, I owe you an amen

Historically, drag is entertainment by men for men, with queens coopting an exaggerated male view of femalehood to uproarious laughter. Was it okay to chuckle at an all-too-easy version of womanhood, one that denied the complexity of the female conundrum?

Ideas | Tony Rehagen

How educational gatekeepers are overlooking rural kids

We’re starting to understand how educational gatekeepers are overlooking rural kids like me. And that’s become an American-size problem.

Snapshot

By the number: Put down the bottled water

If you are what you eat, then every single one of us is a little bit plastic.

Ideas | A.J.B. Lane

Godzilla takes on Fenway

The truth is, we have a history of falling for unstoppable titans of one kind or another.

Ideas | Rachel Slade

Elaine Chao’s conflicts of interests could have major consequences

The zealously anti-regulation Trump administration may be open to undermining centuries-old maritime laws that have protected American industry and the country itself since this nation’s founding. And Elaine Chao, mired in conflicts of interest, may be helping to steer that ship.