June 2, 2016 6:02 AM EDT


Our June 6 cover story on Bernie Sanders was “intriguing,” wrote Ashok Kulkarni of West Palm Beach, Fla. He critiqued the Vermont Senator’s “strategy of ‘If you can’t beat them, first join them, and then beat them from within'”–and noted that he hoped it would lead to a GOP victory in November. Pancha Chandra lamented on Twitter that Sanders is “wasting everyone’s time,” but others disagreed. On Facebook, Andrew Chow had a simple answer to the headline wondering how far the candidate would go: “All. The. Way.” Meanwhile Mary Anne Bowie of Sarasota, Fla., a devoted Sanders supporter, had praise for TIME’s coverage of his campaign but wished his face rather than his back had been on the cover. The image of Sanders speaking at a rally was, she wrote,”unflattering.”


Michael Scherer’s May 30 cover story on the fight over which lavatories transgender people can use led many to wonder how bathrooms became so fraught. The “ignorance” on the topic is “astounding,” wrote Daniel Helminiak, a University of West Georgia psychology professor. Judith Mabel of Brookline, Mass., theorized that politicians are using the “nonissue” to distract voters. Lloyd Stuve of Savage, Minn., had a simple solution: “Male or female, you walk in, lock the door, do your job and then leave.”


In this week’s issue, TIME profiles extraordinary young people who are making a difference, in the worlds of art–like Irish actor Saoirse Ronan (above)–technology, activism and beyond. TIME’s video team got up close and personal with these leaders to learn more about their work. See the results at time.com/nextgenleaders


TIME’s video-illustrated roundup of the most anticipated summer films includes reboots (like Ghostbusters) and romance (like Me Before You)–and Pixar’s only 2016 film, Finding Dory, which arrives 13 years post-Nemo. Find the whole list at time.com/summer2016


In honor of Father’s Day, a new selection of prints from LIFE magazine’s iconic photo collection–like Ed Clark’s image of John F. Kennedy and daughter Caroline in 1958–is on sale for a limited time. See more at shop.time.com


Citing her “emotional generosity,” “deep curiosity” and “intellectual confidence,” America Media and Yale’s Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center have awarded TIME religion and politics correspondent Elizabeth Dias the 2016 George W. Hunt, S.J., Prize for Excellence in Journalism, Arts & Letters. Dias, who co-wrote TIME’s 2013 Person of the Year profile of Pope Francis, will formally accept the $25,000 prize at a ceremony in September.

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This appears in the June 13, 2016 issue of TIME.

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