Interview

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.

Q&A: How Worried Should We Be About Al-Qaeda Taking Over Fallujah?
January 08, 2014

A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left

Do Readers Give Infographics a Free Pass?
Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism
November 22, 2013

Why we need to learn to scrutinize them like any other journalism

Interview: Richard Dawkins Keeps Making New Enemies
The famed atheist talks about the Pope, fiction, and why Jews win Nobel Prizes
October 28, 2013

Richard Dawkins first became famous for his pioneering work in evolutionary biology, but these days his reputation stems mostly from his no-holds-barred advocacy of atheism. On Twitter, his attacks on religion are blistering and relentless. Sample tweet: “I’m not ‘intolerant’ of your belief in a virgin birth. Please be tolerant of my right to tolerate your belief but call it stupid.” But in his new memoir, An Appetite For Wonder, Dawkins reveals a softer side. The book covers his childhood—including his struggles with a stammer and nasty teachers—and his discovery of the beauty of science.

The New Deal's Debut Wasn't Smooth Sailing, Either
But historian Michael Hiltzik says Obama could've learned a few lessons from FDR
October 24, 2013

Alf Landon has been largely forgotten by history, but conservatives today ought to refresh their memories.

Barney Frank Talks Shutdown, Calls an Old Colleague "Weird and Dissociated"
October 08, 2013

Isaac Chotiner: There are these faceless Republicans on the Hill, this Tea Party Caucus, and we see them saying crazy things in the newspaper. But who are they? I was just wondering how much interaction you had with them when you were in Congress.

The Andrew Wylie Rules
How the literary agent still makes millions off highbrow
October 07, 2013

Learning from Andrew Wylie

How to Love Soccer: Hit the Bar at 7:45 A.M., Says U.S. Federation President
October 03, 2013

Today is big for Sunil Gulati, president of the U.S. Soccer Federation.

Larry King: "This Is One of the Worst Periods I’ve Ever Seen"
September 30, 2013

On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights this week, while Keith Olbermann fulfills a contractual obligation to TBS that predates his recent return to ESPN, Olbermann’s eponymous nightly show will be hosted by Larry King.

The Woman Behind Wikileaks on What the Biopic Gets Wrong
September 25, 2013

It’s a few weeks before the Wikileaks drama The Fifth Estate goes into wide release, but the film is already making news.

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