I Was Kim Jong-il's Poet Laureate
June 13, 2014
Writing helped me join Kim Jong-il's inner circle—until I committed treason.
His successor, Crown Prince Felipe, faces many challenges: the growth of republicanism, lessening support for the main political parties and the ongoing moves by Catalonia to become independent.
For too long, misogynist extremism has been excused as an aberration.
The Dangerous New Scientific Racism
May 25, 2014
Why is the West rich and Africa poor? A new book suggests genetic differences are at play—reviving an old lie in a strangely prominent place.
This online acronym is destroying my soul.
Armenia Is an International Superpower—at Chess
May 23, 2014
Dispatches from Armenia, a world power—at chess
Modi, implicated in a massacre in 2002 while chief minister of Gujarat, has been elected as India’s new prime minister. Is he a dangerous neo-fascist, as some say, or the strongman reformer that this country of 1.2 billion people craves?
John Updike: Tedious Suburbanite, Literary Great
May 09, 2014
Duking it out over the writer
Modern life is abolishing loneliness. And that's a troubling thing.
Woman-Specific Financial Advice Guides Are a Crock
May 02, 2014
Are women less savvy with money? No. They're more likely to disadvantaged by the economic system—something a spate of recent books ignores.