The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
March 31, 2014
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.'"
How much did the Pakistani government know?
The Confessions of David Remnick
March 11, 2014
The editor of the New Yorker talks Russia, Obama, and whether he is creating cultural serfdom online.
"I Think Jeffrey Tambor's Got a Kind of Gender-Queerness"
March 07, 2014
The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.
Dmitri K. Simes on why Russia isn't taking us seriously about Ukraine.
"I Don't See the President As An Intellectual at All"
February 20, 2014
The Harvard scholar turned failed Canadian politican on whether intellectuals could ever win at politics
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.
Dosvedanie to All That
February 13, 2014
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.
Interview: What Kind of Game is Hamid Karzai Playing?
January 30, 2014
This year will mark the withdrawal of the vast majority—and perhaps all—of the American troops in Afghanistan.
Will the Next World War Start in the Middle East?
January 25, 2014
Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.