TNR Best of 2013
Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
Think Republicans Have been Making Fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham.
Elizabeth Warren has become a phenomenon for populist Democrats. And that scares Hillary Clinton.
How the literary agent still makes millions off highbrow
Learning from Andrew Wylie
How Doug Band drove a wedge through a political dynasty
No one in Bill Clinton’s inner circle did more to shape his post-presidential life than Doug Band. For those who care about the Clintons, that’s a problem.
Before 2014, catch up on the best of 2013. For the next few weeks, we'll be re-posting a selection of our most thought-provoking pieces of the year. Our daughter Rebekah, who is in second grade, takes three after-school classes every week. On Monday there is violin; on Wednesday, Hebrew; and on Thursday, ballet. One of these classes connects her to a religious tradition going back three thousand years. Two of them are pretty well pointless.
Is it possible to disappear completely?
Now science wants to invade the liberal arts. Don't let it happen.
Science goes where it doesn’t belong.
An impassioned plea to neglected novelists, embattled professors, and tenure-less historians
A plea for an intellectual truce.
The money Is drying up—and America's most storied firms are terrified
A dispatch from the last days of big law
We now know how it can ravage our body and brain
For the first time in history, we understand how isolation can ravage the body and brain. Now, what should we do about it?