January 14, 2014
In the season finale of the third season of "Homeland," Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent played by Claire Danes, is appointed as the Istanbul bureau chief to oversee the agency’s covert Iranian operation—the result of a season-long effort to pl
If you think people shouldn't have access to your email address, you must not remember the phone book.
New archaeological finds raise questions about why we're so afraid of spiders.
January 13, 2014
Did God Make These Babies Moral?
Intelligent Design's oldest attack on evolution is as popular as ever.
A look at the lives of 6 provocative, uninhibited women.
Once upon a time the Museum of Modern Art was a home away from home for anybody who cared about modern art. This is how you destroy a major cultural institution.
A look to the past may help psychiatrists understand the inner workings of the human brain.
The best moments from the very meta, very entertaining 2014 Golden Globes.
January 12, 2014
After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance.
January 10, 2014
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. Since whoever we are (save for a few sad Leninists) we all agree with George Orwell, it usually follows that Orwell must agree with us.