Gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein, finally discovered
The collapsing political center
How Assad’s prisoners die
Zika virus kills three in Colombia
Sanders-Clinton tie in Iowa, but it’s a win for Bernie’s ideas
More than 20 killed in Pakistan university attack
The Iran-Saudi Cold War is heating up, and not because of sectarianism
The Bundys and the irony of American vigilantism
What happened to the Arab Spring?
Seattle first city to approve Uber/Lyft driver unionization. Will San Francisco and others follow?
Paris climate talks a fraud says former NASA climate scientist
A diplomatic breakthrough in Lebanon?
Heavy rains continue in Chennai. 188 dead, airport closed
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?
David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest at 20
Why we loved Abe Vigoda
Relativity Media: The epic fail of Hollywood’s hottest algorithm
Janet Malcolm eviscerates a new Ted Hughes biography
The radiance of Henry James’s memoirs
Hunter S. Thompson’s son Juan on his famous father
RIP David Bowie
How stories deceive
Jar Jar Binks, the loathed simpleton from the Star Wars prequels, is actually the Yoda of the Dark Side
Geoff Dyer on the blurring of the line between fiction and nonfiction
Selling the grapefruit
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?
The fall of Russian soccer
American Pharoah at stud
Financial despair, addiction, and the uptick of suicides in the United States
Is the world ready for American olive oil?
Clintonomics was a disaster for most Americans
The sad political evolution of Howard Dean
Norway’s for-profit refugee centers
The rise and fall of Shaolin’s CEO monk
Chipotle’s ongoing crisis
How social media ruined the internet
The hustlers at Scores
Rising sea levels threaten to wipe out South Florida. So why hasn’t the investment in luxury real estate slowed?
Educated women no longer having fewer kids than less-educated women
Illicit salmon handling? Britain prunes silly laws
The secret that led a tech CEO to pay his workers a living wage
How a conservative-led Australia ended mass killings
A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?
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
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