At the Victoria and Albert Museum, a skeptic studies life and death through architecture.
The future needs us.
She gives me a strange look, turns off the tap and wraps herself in a towel so that her secrets are hidden again.
Once dismissed as a hippy-dippy dream, bike sharing is now reality in New York, Chicago and other cities.
Temps face a significantly greater risk of injury on the job than permanent employees.
Asghar Farhadi’s The Past raises questions about what makes a film Iranian and how we should treat that category in the first place
The fourth installment of The Social Author examines how literature lost its conversational dynamic, and why that’s a bad thing.
Why humor saves, with help from Twain.
On a season spent in turmoil, transition, and the glitzy winter wonderland of Harrod’s of London.
The government agency comes under fire for its attempts to undercut the protection of privacy.
How we can be midwives to a huge shift in creativity, connection, and citizenship.
A conversation with Julia Ingalls on the fiction and non-fiction of child abuse.
When a natural resource becomes a weapon of war.
Flash Fiction from PEN’s Prison Writing Contest: I have written 721 pages of letters to you. The paper I write letters to you on is 8′ x 10.5′. I hate that.
Scientists consider extinction—and whether we can avoid it.
How the United States recruits child soldiers.
Part essay, part interview, part author, part reader, part ‘she,’ part The Man of Small Vital Facts.
America’s class war is telling the oldest story in the nation.
The problem with charitable donations.
It’s not too late to write to Santa for these.
A new movement for health and happiness depends on creating more commons where we can easily walk.
The Obamacare deadline no one is talking about.
Obamacare, like Goldilocks, needs enrollees to be neither too rich nor too poor, but just right.
His inspiration reached other jailed leaders, such as Palestine’s Marwan Barghouti who eulogized Mandela from behind his own bars: And from within my prison, I tell you that our freedom seems possible because you reached yours.
The absence of war in contemporary American literature isn’t about politics or violence; it’s about class.
Why hiring China’s “princelings” amounts to business by bribery.
Except maybe Bob Ford.
We can finance much of this redistribution to the working poor by ending unnecessary redistributions to the wealthy.
The artist-activist talks with Michael Klein about surviving cancer, working in the Congo, and how both came together in her latest book, In The Body of the World.
How the intelligence community in America fails to achieve the success of its fictonal counterpart.
The modern liberal state needs to find a decent balance between freedom and security.
A photographer who understands Nabokov’s assertion that “imagination is a form of memory,” that as human beings we are forever recreating our own lives.
The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.
On pariah states attempting to wreck global transparency measures and how Kennedy tried to tackle tax havens.
On The Punk Singer and Kathleen Hanna’s riotous remaking of American grrrlhood.
Will the improvements to the site be enough to ensure consumers can get coverage before the December 23 deadline?
Why the NSA’s reaction to Snowden hints at a future that is closer to 1984 than even Orwell could have imagined.
How Wall Street has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme—again.
How the rise of online retailing harms the very consumers it supposedly serves.
Move over, Dear Abby. Colonel Manners answers your questions on the etiquette of war, nuclear threats, and civilian surveillance.