Let's Call the Isla Vista Killings What They Were: Misogynist Extremism
May 27, 2014

For too long, misogynist extremism has been excused as an aberration.

Northern Ireland's Troubles Are Over. But That Doesn't Mean I Am at Peace.
May 08, 2014

Gerry Adams's arrest awakens a journalist's awful childhood memories.

Playing Video Games Can Improve Your Dreams
April 08, 2014

Insomniacs are counseled to avoid electronics at night, but research suggests that playing video games before going to bed raises the chances of "lucid dreaming."

Ethnic Cleansing Just Went From Bad to Worse in Burma
January 24, 2014

The ethnic cleansing in Burma's northwest has followed a jerky rhythm, coming in fits and starts since the first Buddhist-on-Muslim attacks in the middle of 2012.

Downton Abbey's Cheap Embrace of Rape as a Plot Device
January 12, 2014

 After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance. 

Heartbreaking, Stunning Infrared Photography from The Congo
July 23, 2013

Throughout 2012, Irish photographer Richard Mosse and his collaborators traveled the Democratic Republic of Congo, taking video and photographs of rebel groups.

Jolie's Gun
April 01, 2013

A 20-year old shooting, and what it says about fear, violence, and the current gun debate

China Is Not the Gaming Industry's Next Great Frontier
February 05, 2013

The People's Republic may lift its ban on consoles. It wouldn't be the boon that many expect.