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August 29, 2014

What Your Choice of Cafe Says About You

Cities around the world suffer from “sundown segregation.”

How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan

Novels by both authors seems to be creaking under the burden of researched fact and rehearsed message, but there was a time when their impulses flowed in the opposite direction.

The Great Architect Rebellion of 2014

This year's Venice Bienale demolishes the popular notion of modernism in architecture.

AIPAC Is in Decline—But So Are Hopes for a Two-State Solution

The important takeaways from a new investigation into the Israel lobby.

The Heartbreaking Stories That Filled My Notebook After 9/11

David Grann reports on the families of 9/11 victims as they search for their lost loved ones.

Give Palestine—Not the U.N.—the Money, Responsibility, and Glory

What the UNRWA's representative in D.C. misunderstands about our argument.

Will the NFL's Domestic Violence Rule Backfire?

Commissioner Roger Goodell admits a mistake, revises league policy, and sends a powerful message—one the experts say will make a difference.

These Are the Stories of Daily Struggle in America

A few dollars can make a big difference.

August 28, 2014

Why the $#&@! Did Your Airline Cancel Your Flight Today? They Had a Very Good Reason.

An airline-industry expert explains why you get screwed over—and how to avoid it.

Can "Doctor Who" Survive an Older Leading Man?

Can "Doctor Who" survive an older leading man?

FedEx Refuses to Treat Your Friendly Delivery Guy Like a Real Employee

And an important new court ruling could change that.

Miss de Beauvoir, Meet 'Alien v. Predator'

The pastiche poetry of Michael Robbins.

Russia Is Burying Soldiers in Unmarked Graves Just to Conceal Their Role in Ukraine

This kind of behavior is nothing new for the Russian army.

Putin Will Never, Ever Admit That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine

Evidence of Russian casualties in Ukraine will not force the president's hand.

Kids Are Exposed to More Fat Shaming on TV Than Adults

Over 50 percent of the shows studied featured insults about people's weight. 

Remember This Moment When the Next Financial Crisis Strikes

The SEC could have fixed our broken rating agencies. It whiffed.

Release the Full, Horrific Video of a 9-Year-Old Killing Her Gun Instructor With an Uzi

Americans should see what carnage their gun laws have wrought.

In America Today, a 9-Year-Old Girl Can't Play Alone in a Park But She Can Play With an Uzi

Parents can be locked up for the former, but not the latter. What a double standard.

Graham Greene's Prescient War-Reporting from Vietnam Predicted How Badly It Would Go

"The war will be decided by men who never waded waist-deep in fields of paddy."

Two More Signs that the GOP and Tea Party Are One

It's bad politics for the Republicans, but the rest of us will suffer the consequences.

Yes, Republicans Are Threatening a Government Shutdown Fight

Republicans don't have to utter the words "government shutdown" to get their message across.

Why Aren't Women Advancing At Work? Ask a Transgender Person.

As a population that has experienced the workplace from both perspectives, they hold the key to its biases.

August 27, 2014

Pass This Bill or a Sick Waiter Will Sneeze on Your Food

It would help stressed-out workers and the businesses that employ them. Hey, Democrats, are you paying attention?

I Have Two Nightmares About a Palestinian State

That there won't be one—and that there will be one.

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