'Inside Llewyn Davis' is a moody misstep.
Visiting the country's far reaches, where the government shut down the Internet
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Just after Nelson Mandela's release from prison, John Carlin reflected on Mandela's political skills and the future of South Africa.
He was a hero who ranks with Abraham Lincoln. But he left a more ambivalent legacy, too.
The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.
Most research on compulsive gambling focuses on the psychological, biological, or even moral profiles of gambling addicts—but the real problem may be the slot machines.
Thanks to a recent football policy decision, two of America's favorite pastimes are mad at each other.
A corporate presentation made public by WikiLeaks reveals exactly how the energy industry sees pesky climate activists: as a bunch of “radicals,” “realists,” “idealists, and “opportunists.” Also, as a real threat, judging from evidence that Canadian energy giant Suncor hired the consulting firm Strategic Forecasting, or Stratfor, to help it nip populist opposition to development Alberta, Canada’s vast oil reserves—which depends on the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline—in the bud.
Even a majority of Republicans do!
Not the same as Joe Biden's
Enough with the Ron Burgundymania.
Is the Constitution an imperfect document that has led to some combination of inefficiency (as the left argues) and a lack of democratic accountability (as the right argues)? Is it the Constitution that has been largely responsible for the problems of Barack Obama's presidency?
(Slowly) entering the era of economically sustainable sustainability schemes
If you can believe all the hand-wringing and soul-searching these days among artists, art critics, and sundry other arts professionals, you’d imagine that nobody is really happy about the $142.4 million paid for a Francis Bacon triptych at Christie’s the other day—or the $58.4 million for a Jeff Koons at the same auction or the $104.5 million for a Warhol at Sotheby’s the following night.
An amazing trove of new pictures from the Stasi archives
Binge viewing was just the beginning. What you need to know to understand life after the end of mass culture.
Twenty-somethings are down on Obama. Time for the pundits to tell us what this means.
The would-be president travels to London, mouths platitudes, gets called "substantial."
The people the pols praise are having trouble making ends meet.
Everybody agrees that healthcare.gov is working much better than before. Everybody also agrees that it’s not working as well as it should. So what’s a fair way to evaluate its progress? One way is to compare its performance to commercial websites. Two smart writers on the right, Philip Klein and Megan McArdle, have made that case in the last few days. Here’s Klein:
Perhaps the thing that inhibits people from understanding Alan Rusbridger is that the editor of the Guardian, the English-speaking world’s foremost left-wing newspaper, is constantly forced to think like a capitalist. At a truly shameful interrogation before a U.K. Parliament committee yesterday—at one point, Rusbridger’s patriotism was questioned; at another, an M.P.
All of a sudden, this map has crazy lights in North Dakota.
Obamacare won't be clear until this is finally dismissed