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Marketplace

Tax Season Woes Have Complex Roots

From Bolivia to the U.K. to Sweden, how people perceive their financial relationship with the state depends on everything from local culture—and history—to what the taxes and benefits are called.

News

New Hominin Shakes the Family Tree—Again

Expressions

How the Samoan Tattoo Survived Colonialism

A combination of factors, from geography to group identity, supported the endurance of this traditional body art—even as similar practices were lost in other cultures.

Reinhard Bernbeck presents the entrance of a shelter at an archaeological site on the premises of a former concentration camp and forced-labor camp in Berlin, Germany.

Interview

Excavating Long-Buried Stories From the Nazi Era