Marc Tracy

Staff Writer

mtracy@tnr.com

It is disturbing to see Beyoncé putting on a sad-face because the topic, for an hour, was the Holocaust. But it's also appropriate.

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How Jay Bilas became the NCAA's fiercest critic.

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Nate Silver compares himself to the fox, knowing many little things, rather than the hedgehog, knowing one big thing. But his philosophy has characteristics of the latter.

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Exciting work is niche, able to thrive only in controlled habitats like HBO, basic cable, and Thursday nights on NBC. This wasn't always so. 

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Do 11 Percent of Americans Really Think HTML Is an STD?

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme

The strange saga of a possibly real, possibly fake study that became an Internet news meme.

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Hillary Clinton reportedly compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler. The analogy is off, and also seems unpresidential (which isn't irrelevant in Clinton's case).

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Do Ukrainian Jews have more to fear from pro-Western nationalist fascists or Russian sympathizers?

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Obama gave a long interview about Israel and Iran. But you have to speak the right language to understand what he really said.

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This is Damascus, last month. And these are Palestinian refugees lining up for food. 

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An anti-gay bill in Arizona could hurt Republicans nationally. How the tables have turned!

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