April 20, 2015
A new Kurt Cobain documentary reminds us of what could have been.
Two new books looks at the way the two became intertwined.
How click farms have inflated social media currency.
Helping Ben Affleck hide a family history of slavery is what's truly shameful.
"It's kind of like the perfect crime."
Not much has changed.
Writers detail the nightmares they get from reporting on war, racism, and rape.
Feliz and Meira, a new movie about a love affair in the cloistered world of Hasidic Jews, shows how hard it is to choose freedom.
Those who support repealing the Affordable Care Act reside disproportionately on the periphery of the law itself.
April 19, 2015
Why we need physical books.
President Obama betrayed him. He’s stopped publishing new work. He’s alienated his closest friends and allies. What happened to America’s most exciting black scholar?
The oil industry is painting a cheery narrative of the years since the Deepwater Horizon disaster to encourage the Obama administration to go even further in opening up the ocean for drilling.
The scary tale of a poll that may have cost the United Kingdom $67 billion over the next decade.
April 17, 2015
He's still playing it very safe.
Does ESPN's Britt McHenry count? Maybe. But the woman who flipped her middle finger in Arlington National Cemetery doesn't.
Clinton didn't refer specifically to the middle class in her announcement, but should she have? Yes and no.
He wants a $15 minimum wage. That makes political sense, but not economic sense.
What do Republicans like more than tax cuts? Denying insurance to a million poor people.
The conservative backlash isn't entirely about attempts to diversify science fiction; it's also motivated by a nostalgia for an imaginary past.
April 16, 2015
This is only going to get uglier as the bill advances.
A North Carolina Republican's bill threatens the state's medical schools, and shows how they've lost the argument about abortion.
Climate change doesn't have to be an afterthought.
Spirit Airlines has helped to legitimize practices that treat passengers, in the words of one consumer watchdog, like “meat in a seat.”
Why his belief in good and evil is as radical as his politics.
April 15, 2015
If he were right, he’d be confronting liberals with the greatest Sophie’s choice in recent political memory.