It's official: Bono would be twice as altruistic without those wraparound shades.

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THERE was a miracle in Whitman's life; we can find no other word for it. In his thirty-seventh year, the local politician and printer and failed editor suddenly be­came a world poet. No long apprenticeship; no process of growth that we can trace from year to year in his published work; not even much early promise: the poet materializes like a shape from the depths.

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In a game where players can act out any kind of sadistic fantasy on each other—from taking hostage to force-feeding poison to breaking kneecapswhat incentive is there for humans to express their humanity?

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In an historic ruling, Northwestern football players won the right to hold a vote on unionizing. They were ruled employees under federal law.

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A proposed class-action lawsuit for student athletes deserves to win—but it faces several hurdles.

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The Miseducation of the Tiger Mom

An odd new book by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld gives ambition a bad name

A book by Yale Law professors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld shows an astonishing lack of scholarly rigor or common sense.

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Her provincialism gave her a strange freedom. 

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But some psychologists are questioning the conclusions of a controversial new French study.

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The writer who goes by the pen name Mai Jia is the most popular author in the world you’ve never heard of. 

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