March 02, 2015

What Leonard Nimoy Meant to My Nerdy Mother in 1970s Texas

Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy's Spock made all of us a little more human.

March 01, 2015

Fear of a Radical Pope

The conservative struggle for the future (and past) of the Catholic church.

Working on the Race Beat
7:00 PM

The future of racial coverage at The New York Times and elsewhere.

February 28, 2015

What the West Got Wrong About Sex Education

It was too hot to handle—but not hot enough for students.

Black Storytellers Matter
11:00 AM

A new documentary about playwright August Wilson evokes personal memories for a writer with shared Pittsburgh roots.

February 27, 2015

Why Leonard Nimoy Came to Embrace His Long, Prosperous Life as Spock
10:04 PM

Several thousand actors have played Hamlet. Meanwhile, there will always be one true Spock.

The Islamic State Is Losing Iraq
10:00 PM

A report from the war-torn country.

February 25, 2015

Hollywood Needs a Black Superhero Fit for the Ferguson Era
9:00 PM

A black superhero should be more than a black actor in a white superhero's costume.

Reality TV's Millionaire Matchmaker Is An Unlikely Feminist Icon
1:44 PM

“Are you going to remember your career advancements, or are you going to remember who loved you?” the Millionaire Matchmaker asked me over poached eggs.

February 24, 2015

After the Bitcoin Gold Rush

Small-time Bitcoin miners set out to strike crypto-currency gold. A lot of them went bust.