April 17, 2014

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: 1927-2014
4:09 PM

A moving remembrance of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who has passed away.

Ukrainian Extremists Will Only Triumph if Russia Invades
10:12 AM

It is the propaganda of the postwar period, much more than the experience of the war itself, that counts in the memory of Ukrainian politics of today—and that will affect the country's fate.

How Capital Letters Became Internet Code for Yelling
And why we should lay off the all-caps key
9:22 AM

People have long used capital letters to set text apart and convey its importance, but upper case letters haven’t always signified loudness.

April 16, 2014

Oscar Pistorius' Paranoia
To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa
8:00 PM

To understand his defense, you need to understand South Africa.

How GPS Is Being Used to Fight the Asthma Epidemic
8:00 PM

"The grim reality is that most patients’ asthma in this country is uncontrolled."

Balloons and Bodybuilders: A Fresh Look at Modern Afghanistan
4:22 PM

Afghan Tales, a traveling photo exhibition, aims to counter the stereotypical vision of Afghanistan with images of daily life in the war-torn country.

Religious Believers' Favorite New Book Is a Failed Argument for God
12:39 PM

If God wants us to know him, He wouldn’t require this three-step tomfoolery.

April 15, 2014

The Right's Racial Blinders
What really explains the politics of the Obama era
11:59 PM

The left-right race argument can become less cacophonous than it is. But not through a process of phased, mutual disarmament.