Eleven Pictures of Pope Francis Looking Humble
August 18, 2013
He even rides the subway!
The Morning After the Cairo Massacre
August 15, 2013
Egyptian security forces on Wednesday tore through two Cairo camps erected by supporters of the deposed president, Mohamed Morsi, a crackdown in which more than 500 have died.
Nine Pictures of Russians Protesting for Gay Rights
August 14, 2013
In The New Republic today, Julia Ioffe recounts eight horrifying and uplifting stories of being gay in the new Russia, amid hate crimes and the criminalization of "gay propaganda." Here are the Russian activists fighting against discrimination.
Eleven Astonishing Works of Art Made from Books
August 13, 2013
The 25 contemporary artists featured in Art Made From Books (forthcoming from Chronicle Books) may use similar materials, but their work exhibits extraordinary range—themes that range from nostalgia and the passage of time, to history and nature, to
This Is What Legal Pot Stores Look Like
August 12, 2013
"Marijuana remains illegal at the national level, with no medical exception," Michael Kinsley notes in the latest issue of The New Republic.
An Intimate Look at Life in a Harsh Russian Gulag
August 11, 2013
IK-28, a maximum-security Russian penal colony, is located in Yertsevo, in the northern Arkhangelsk region near the Arctic Circle. It was once part of a cluster of camps founded in the late 1930s as part of the Gulag system.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux: A History in Book Covers
August 04, 2013
A Visual History of Terrible People on Magazine Covers
July 17, 2013
The editors of Rolling Stone probably weren't surprised when the cover of their August issue, featuring the bedroom eyes of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, provoked controversy online and off.
Elliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner have something in common: no, not that. Both men, back on the campaign trail, have been working forced expressions, almost approaching rigor moris in their set-ness.
Four Gorgeous Places in America That Should Be Protected Parks
November 12, 2012
America's natural wonders and historic landmarks are the latest victims of Congressional inaction.