In a Sunday New York Times column provoked by two new documentaries—”The Act of Killing,” about the anti-communist massacres in Indonesia in 1965-6, and “Blackfish,” about a SeaWorld orca implicated in the deaths of three people—Nicholas Kristof aske
The Five Weirdest Ways That Countries Combat Obesity
July 23, 2013
As Judith Shulevitz reports in her latest Phenomenology column in The New Republic, our intense focus on weight loss often overlooks the importance of treating the chronic disease of obesity.
A Visual History of Terrible People on Magazine Covers
July 17, 2013
The editors of Rolling Stone probably weren't surprised when the cover of their August issue, featuring the bedroom eyes of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, provoked controversy online and off.
The Elite Club Petraeus Just Joined
July 16, 2013
CUNY just dropped Petraeus's salary from $200,000 to one buck. He's not alone.
Turkey's Protests Won't Die Like Occupy Wall Street Did
July 11, 2013
On June 15, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent armored cars and riot police to clear Taksim Square. Gezi Park, the site of the original protests within the square, was closed to the public and put under police watch.
When Breaking News Threatens To Break Ankles, Too
June 26, 2013
With the Supreme Court scheduled to release its most anticipated rulings this week, CNN’s embarrassingly wrong interpretation of the Court's Obamacare ruling a year ago was fresh in reporters’ minds.
A League of Her Own
June 14, 2013
The number of women serving in Congress is at a record high—the 2012 elections brought it up to 20 in the Senate and 81 in the House—but Democratic Representative Linda Sánchez, from California's 38th district, was the only one among the total 58 mem