Magical thinking about ISIS
The Saudi problem
Michel Houellebecq on the Paris attacks
BREAKING: Paris terrorist attacks: More than 100 dead. President calls state of emergency.
University of Missouri president resigns amid protests of campus racial intolerance
Obama to reject construction of Keystone Oil Pipeline
Indonesia is burning
Why isn’t the US doing more for Syrian refugees?
Passenger jet with Russian vacationers crashes in Sinai, killing more than 200. Terrorism or technical causes?
Netanyahu: Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews. The Israeli PM goes off the rails
Can Afghanistan hang on?
Homan Square: How Chicago police disappeared 7,000 people
Five years in, a personal look at the war in Syria
How Bernie Sanders changed the Democratic presidential debate
Washington Post reporter convicted of espionage by Iranian court
After another school shooting, a closer look at the myth of the good citizen with a gun
Washington DC’s proposed 16-week family leave plan would be most generous in US
How Alabama is gutting the Voting Rights Act
Congress still bans CDC scientists from studying gun violence
Appeals court says NCAA doesn’t have to pay college athletes
Water on Mars? NASA says yes
Why the rich are so much richer
How a US Visa for cash plan funds luxury apartments
Trump vs. Bush
Urge: by Oliver Sacks. To be published posthumously in the new issue of the New York Review of Books
Reimagining journalism and covering the One Percent
The greatness of William Blake
Can digital technology make the Herculaneum scrolls legible after two thousand years?
What ESPN lost by shuttering Grantland
President Obama and Marilynne Robinson in conversation (Part II)
The mystery of Primo Levi
Pond scum: An unflattering look at Henry David Thoreau
Belarussian journalist Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize in Literature
Why finish books?
Henning Mankell, creator of fictional detective Kurt Wallander, dies at 67
The genius of Buster Keaton
Geoff Dyer on Coltrane
Whatever happened to Google Books?
David Foster Wallace and the perils of Litchat
Weed and wine, together again
The problem with all of the Jonathan Franzen’s novels
How Hamilton is revolutionizing the Broadway musical
An encounter with Yeats
Cannabis found in tobacco pipes from William Shakespeare’s garden
New histories of the concentration camps: a review
Victor Navasky’s tribute to his late friend, E.L. Doctorow, who re-imagined historical fiction
Octavio Paz’s realist surrealism
Claire Messud on parenthood. Is poetry better than pushpin?
James Salter on Hemingway’s last days
Who still smokes in the US?
The deviousness of dementia
Beijing locks up its lawyers
How the South won the war
Patrick Cockburn: Russia in Syria
Airbnb has become its own worst enemy, with real estate pros controlling most listings
The tech elite’s obsession with reinventing education
Flashback: Donald Trump and the Central Park Five
Greenland is melting away
The Zionist case for boycotting Israel
America’s most prolific inventor
Why Biden didn’t run
A life and death in New York
Beyond Abbas and Oslo
The decline of Big Soda
What the Brits make of Donald Trump
The death and life of the great British pub
Sweden’s radical feminist foreign policy is causing a stir
Developing the perfect fried chicken
Are parents ruining youth sports?
I met in you in the rain on the last day of 1972 — m4w
Why is Rotterdam’s port more efficient than Oakland’s?
To catch a tuna
What if all US politics is national, not local?
Close your eyes and pretend to be dead. What really happened two years ago in the bloody attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall
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