Interview

Barbara Ehrenreich: I'm an Atheist, But Don't Rule Out "Mystical Experiences"

A Q&A with the author of "Living With a Wild God"

Barbara Ehrenreich wants you to take mystical experiences seriously, unless they involve a benevolent monotheistic deity.

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Stark Raving Rahm

Tell us what you really think, Mr. Mayor

Stark raving Rahm on gentrification, the middle east, and the perils of income-inequality politics

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The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'

Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

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How much did the Pakistani government know?

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The Confessions of David Remnick

The New Yorker editor on difficult writers, Obama's shortcomings, and learning from Anna Wintour

The editor of the New Yorker talks Russia, Obama, and whether he is creating cultural serfdom online.

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"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"

The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism

The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.

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"We Are Speaking Very Loudly. We Are Carrying a Small Stick."

Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking the U.S. seriously

Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking us seriously about Ukraine. 

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"I Don't See the President As An Intellectual at All"

A Q&A with Michael Ignatieff

The Harvard scholar turned failed Canadian politican on whether intellectuals could ever win at politics

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The Oscars are less than two weeks away, and Hollywood has been in the news even more than usual. If this is partly because of the controversy surrounding Woody Allen, it is also the result of the terrific year of cinema that just ended. In short, it seemed like a good time to talk all things film with one of subject’s experts.

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Dosvedanie to All That


In an exit interview, our ambassador to Russia on freedom, security, and how badly Putin wanted Obama to visit Sochi

Before he headed to Moscow in January 2012 as Barack Obama’s new ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul was itching to get out of government. He had dreams of moving back to Palo Alto. The weather’s nice, his family missed the place. But Obama had come to rely on McFaul, a longtime Russia scholar and the National Security Council’s point man on the country. So he offered him a posting he couldn’t decline.

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