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Cold War backyard bunkers are out. Subterranean communes are in.

An archival photo of a family hiding out in a bunker.
An archival photo of a family hiding out in a bunker.
Photo Illustration, Photo Source: Underwood Archives / Getty Images


Eleanor Randolph shared her thoughts on the former New York City mayor’s candidacy and his first debate performance

A portrait photo of Michael Bloomberg with the text “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg” juxtaposed over the image.
A portrait photo of Michael Bloomberg with the text “The Many Lives of Michael Bloomberg” juxtaposed over the image.
Photo illustration; Source: Mike Bloomberg 2020


Photos: Justin T. Gellerson

The firebrand freshman congresswoman spoke to GEN about impeachment, the myth of electability, and working on Elizabeth Warren’s campaign


A year ago, nobody was taking Andrew Yang very seriously. Now he is America’s favorite entrepre-nerd, with a candidacy that keeps gaining momentum. This episode includes our January 2019 conversation with the leader of the Yang Gang and a fresh interview recorded from the campaign trail in Iowa.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang waves as he arrives at the 2020 Gun Safety Forum on October 2, 2019. Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images


Freakonomics Radio

They — along with a great many other high-achieving women — were all once Girl Scouts. So was Sylvia Acevedo. Raised in a poor, immigrant family, she was told that “girls like her” didn’t go to college. But she did, and then became a rocket scientist and tech executive. Now she’s C.E.O. of the very organization she credits with shaping her life. Acevedo tells us how the Girl Scouts are trying to stay relevant, why they’re suing the Boy Scouts, and how they sell so many cookies.

Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Girl Scouts of the USA


Great Escape

The verdict so far? Mixed.

fPhoto by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence


Reasonable Doubt

Reclusive writer Whitley Strieber reflects on his career — and ‘the visitors’ that interrupted it

Whitley Strieber at an exhibition opening at the Annenberg Space for Photography in 2016. Photo: David Livingston/Getty


In his new book ‘Talking to Strangers,’ the author courts criticism

Malcolm Gladwell speaks onstage at Featured Session: Self-Driving Cars: The Future is When? with Malcolm Gladwell & Chris Urmson during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Austin Convention Center. Photo: Samantha Burkardt/Getty Images


YOUTH NOW

The Goosebumps author has sold millions of kids’ horror novels. Adults who grew up on the books say it helped them immensely.

Art: Ben Voldman


YOUTH NOW

Andy Bramante coaches his students through projects most professionals would never dream of. Here’s his secret.

Photos courtesy of Andy Bramante

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