The Ugly Showdown Between a Michigan Town That Wants Gitmo’s Prisoners and the Congressman Who’s Eyeing the Governor’s Mansion, by Chris Bodenner Photography Is an Inherently Restless Medium. So Why Is There a Movement to Strip It of Its Essence? by Jed Perl What the Insurance Industry Got Right in Its Attacks on Health Care Reform, by Jonathan Cohn More 'SuperFreakonomics' Meltdowns: The Solution to Climate Change Is Not to Shoot MORE Chemicals into the Air, by Bradford Plumer What Obama Gets For Trying to Work With the UN, by Marty Peretz Tom ‘Gay Agenda’ Coburn Wants a Gay-GOP Alliance.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced its new director, Thomas P. Campbell, this week, and TNR's venerable art critic Jed Perl couldn't be more delighted.
As the age of cheap oil comes to a close, it's springtime for gloomy futurists. Visions of a brutish world marked by violent squabbles over dwindling reserves, of junkyards littered with abandoned cars, of suburban slums overrun by weeds, of the collapse of industrial agriculture--none of this sounds as outlandish as it once did.