March 24, 2014
In a new survey of countries around the world and states of the U.S., religiosity correlates with social dysfunction. So if you're sick of public religiosity, fight poverty and oppression.
March 23, 2014
The Supreme Court can already hear the legal drumbeat on same-sex marriage.
What Zuckerberg Hath Wrought
READ: Noam Scheiber on The Brutal Ageism of Silicon Valley
The Brutal Ageism of Tech
A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.
The great Russian novelist was no war tourist.
We do not imagine Benjamin on the beach. But the great intellectual of city life defied every school and stereotype.
March 22, 2014
Three writers set out to defend the region and end up committing the same common mistake.
Asbestos Is Still Killing People
A campaign of scientific concealment, distortion, and public misinformation that dates back over 80 years hid—and hides—the dangers of asbestos.
It's tempting to say that Hoffman overcame his addiction in order to act. But it just isn't so: His addiction fueled his great feats of acting.
March 21, 2014
Every transcription of handwriting into print misses something. With Dickinson's manuscripts, transcriptions miss a whole lot.