A blackface holiday in the continent's most famously tolerant country
This week, amidst the whir of art-world mega-fair Art Basel Miami Beach, local developer Nadim Achi unveiled a new plan for the Surf Club residential and resort complex on northern Collins Avenue. To design it, he and his collaborators tapped Pritzker Prize–winner Richard Meier, an architect with the kind of name recognition that Achi said would help the project appeal to a key, growing demographic in Miami: design-savvy, art-loving Brazilians.
Obama has had a good week. And another set of premature Washington obits can safely be ignored.
Never say never: The Supreme Court is an unpredictable body.
Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.
Evo Morales, Beyonce, Tariq Aziz: Sooner or later, everyone visits Mandela's cell in Robben Island.
Media hype aside, the scene outside Nelson Mandela's house was not that dramatic. That's because he turned South Africa into a normal country.
The latest health-care freak-out is overblown: The problems were fixable—and are getting fixed.
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.
The New York Times wrote Thursday about Colorado’s “marijuana refugees”: Families who uprooted their lives to the move to the state when it legalized pot because the drug has crucial medicinal effects on their children’s illnesses. “I put what fit in my car and drove out here,” Marisa Kiser, whose toddler, Ezra, has had seizures almost since birth, told the Times.
'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.