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Coming Up: Iran’s Tough New Face

Preliminary results show Ebrahim Raisi, the hardliner close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has won Iran’s Friday presidential election, so far with 62% of the vote, but...

Story of the Week: New Order in the Court

No one is going to fire them. That knowledge may help Americans understand what happened in the Supreme Court this week. Appointing Justice Amy Coney Barrett was former President...

Today’s Juneteenth: A Far Cry From 2020

What a difference a year makes. Wall Street Journal White House Correspondent Michael Bender’s new book has former President Trump recounting his Juneteenth schooling by a Black...

Biden, Pence Face Shunning Within Own Faiths

It’s another way of rendering unto Caesar. Despite Vatican disapproval, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops yesterday voted 168-55 to draft a “teaching document” expected to...

NEWS + POLITICS

The OZY News Quiz

What admission did North Korean leader Kim Jong Un make this week? Test your knowledge.

The OZY News Quiz

What monarchical nickname did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give their second child last weekend? Test your knowledge.

The Man of a Thousand Faces: Navid Negahban

Actor Navid Negahban's discusses his journey to Hollywood, fleeing Iran at 20, and reconnecting with himself.

How Jody Watley Reinvented Herself

Because we have to give her her flowers while we can.

Aari McDonald: Living the Atlanta Dream

Aari McDonald is starting her first season with the Atlanta Dream and ready to skyrocket to WNBA fame.

AROUND THE WORLD

Butterfly Effect: It's Time to Wake Up to Nigeria's Nightmare

Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation is on the cusp of imploding under multiple security threats.

Breaking the Comic Ceiling: Female Arab Graphic Novelists Make a Mark

A growing band of Arab women is shaping the future of the region's comic book industry, defying odds like their characters do.

GOOD SH*T

Love Fiction? We've Got Some Podcasts for You

This week on Wherever You Get Your Podcasts, we showcase some of the best scripted fiction podcasts, many of which are heading to the small screen.

The Funniest Listens of the Week

Everyone can use a good laugh.

Hey Batter Batter! The Boys of Summer Are Back!

With the 2021 season underway, we look at what the hell happened to the baseball we knew to see whether it can once again become America’s favorite pastime.

OZY Fest Is Back: May 15-16

Party like it matters at our virtual celebration of bold change and big ideas.

TRUE STORIES

Tommy Mottola Lives on the Road

Being a hip guitarist? A cool career.

It's Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney branches out beyond the bar and into a show about gaming.

The Very Ms. C.J. Perry!

From being a ballerina to being a WWE pro wrestler whirlwind, C.

Making Space for Topher Grace

Topher Grace ended up making it big before even finishing college.

The Few, the Proud, the Suicidal

If you think joining the military is an easy solution to some of life's problems, you might be totally wrong.

Turning Dining Back Into Eating With Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson, the Swedish-Ethiopian prince of the palate, makes what you put in your mouth? Delightful.

Let's Talk About Wynton Marsalis

A life in the arts isn’t easy to begin with, never mind when you’re surrounded by bona fide giants, like jazz great Wynton Marsalis was.

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