Photos That Brutally Demonstrate What Teenagers Will Endure to Escape to Europe
This is what life as an immigrant in limbo looks like
July 16, 2014

This is what life as an immigrant in limbo looks like. 

Remember the Greek Enlightenment?
Neither does Greece, to judge by its government
July 11, 2014

Neither does Greece, to judge by its government.

Look to the Romans to Understand Hallucination
January 13, 2014

A look to the past may help psychiatrists understand the inner workings of the human brain.

The Trouble With Speeches
The Birth of Political Rhetoric in an Ancient Democracy
April 27, 2013

Demosthenes was the greatest orator in classical history. He also stoked the flames of the Greek pride that persists to this day.

How Europe Earned Its Nobel Peace Prize
December 07, 2012

When 500 million Europeans receive their Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, here's why they really will deserve it.

The Private Sector Bail-Out of Europe’s Culture Industry
November 16, 2012

This summer, the Internet warmly embraced the birth of “Monkey Jesus,” a tragicomic attempt by a well-intentioned octogenarian in Spain to restore a decaying fresco by herself. But the ape-ified “restoration” wasn’t just a source of countless online memes; it was a grim symptom of a crisis metastasizing across Europe.

The Terrifying Rise of Greece’s Nazi Party
October 19, 2012

They own the streets; is parliament next?

Against Foodie Diplomacy
September 11, 2012

The State Department wants to rebrand American cooking by enlisting TV Chefs as ambassadors. What could go wrong?

Nebbishes, Xenophobes, and the Super Collider That Was Never Built: Today’s TNR Reader
August 21, 2012

Editor’s Note: We’ll be running the article recommendations of our friends at TNR Reader each afternoon on The Plank, just in time to print out or save for your commute home. Enjoy! Collision course: How a Texan physicist almost discovered the God Particle.

June 30, 2012

  Has this been the tournament of Euroredemption? It has been impossible to follow Euro 2012 unaware of political frissons, and the echoes of the other Euro, as the European Union undergoes its gravest crisis since Treaty of Rome in 1957. “Greece Leaves the Euro” was one cheeky London tabloid headline after the Greeks were beaten 4-2 (it had to be Germany who beat them).